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Annie Mercer

Annie Mercer has written 2 posts for EcoChronicle

A researcher’s paradise: La Selva Biological Institute

Costa Rica is a country known for emphasizing its biodiversity and conservation practices.  In the world of tropical studies, one particular Costa Rican research center reigns among the most prominent: La Selva Biological Institute. La Selva is a station in Sarapiquí nestled in the Caribbean lowlands of northern Costa Rica.  Located near the intersection of … Continue reading

From Fair Trade to direct trade: Costa Rican coffee farmers band together to net more profits

Near the heart of the small town of Santa Elena, Costa Rica, visitors may find themselves following an aromatic scent of freshly roasted coffee beans to The Common Cup Community Coffee House and Roastery. Located within the tourist-sought region of Monteverde, The Common Cup is one of many roasteries in the area that pride themselves … Continue reading