Starbucks in Costa Rica

Next May the U.S. chain will open its first store in San Jose, Costa Rica.

Friday, January 27, 2012

The announcement was made via a press release from the Pan American Coffee Corporation, a company that promotes Salvadoran coffee shops across the Isthmus. reported quoted Manuela Velasquez, Starbucks marketing manager for Central America: "Our main goal is to bring the Starbucks experience to Costa Ricans. Spending a pleasant morning or afternoon, having a meeting for study or work around a delicious cup of coffee, tea and other products. "

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