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Back to Athens

I cannot believe that I only spent nine days in Costa Rica. I felt like I was there for such a long time. I have gained so much knowledge about coffee. Costa Rica, land of coffee you will be missed!
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Costa Rica- Pura Vida

Someone once told me being in Costa Rica is like stepping into a Jurassic Park scene. I completely agree! Costa Rica is lush, green and beautiful. If it wasn’t for the 7 am wake up alarms and the back to back activities, you could almost consider this trip a vacation….
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Life After Costa Rica

So I’m writing this almost exactly a week after we arrived back in the US and must I say I miss it already. This trip was my first experience studying abroad with UGA and I’m so glad I did it. It was an eye opening experience where I learned and…
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Returning to normalcy…

Hey all, Well I’ve been back for the majority of a week and have to say it’s odd. I miss waking up and seeing mountains, free coffee every five minutes, and bonding time with the 19 other students I came to be so close to. But as I prepare for…
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Pura Vida Costa Rica

The fresh mountain air of Costa Rica went unnoticed until my return to Athens, and I cannot help but notice the stink of the city permeating the air. What an informative and busy ten day adventure we have just completed. I feel very knowledgable about all the aspects of coffee production; everything from…
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Mid adventure thoughts

The open air dorm rooms of the UGA Costa Rica campus bring in a cool breeze as the sun rises each morning. During the first couple of nights, it sounded like a hurricane or tornado was destroying the vegetated landscape when the leaves would rustle and clap with each passing…
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A Week to Remember

Last week was one of the most knowledge packed, fun filled, to the extreme, weeks of my life. From the breathtaking views way up in the mountains to getting to see all kinds of unique wildlife, making many new friends, and learning the ins and outs of coffee production, it…
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Thanksgiving in Costa Rica

It was different not going home and spending time with the family for Thanksgiving, but it was completely worth it. We started the day with lab at 8:30am, learning various ways to brew coffee. I had no idea there were so many different methods of brewing. It was nice to…
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