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Starbucks Opens In Costa Rica

First Starbucks Location In Costa Rica Open

Costa Rica StarbucksThe Starbucks are coming… the Starbucks are coming… and the first location to hit Costa Rica is open after a few delays. Now all that needs to be done is the Starbucks magic, get the customers hooked on the coffee experience and the unique names of the specialty drinks and how to order them.

It seems that a Iced Caramel Macchiato translates in Spanish to a Iced Caramel Macchiato – does that mean that Starbucks will improve the English of Ticos. After all, they will need to master some of these great concoctions, so there is one benefit to the opening of Starbucks in Costa Rica!!

The new location, in the Avenida Escazu is Starbucks’s 585th store location throughout Latin America but only the 7th in Central America. There are plans but they remain undisclosed about the possibility of opening additional locations in Costa Rica. The focus will however be on the current location for now. In addition, the pricing will be competitive to that of existing coffee shops in the area, allowing an opportunity for Ticos to enjoy the tastes and flavors of Starbucks.

Avenida Escazu is considered to be a lifestyle center in Costa Rica. Located on the Prospero Fernandez Highway in Escazu, San Jose, the complex is home to shopping, entertainment, work and living accommodations. It is home to many ex-pats who have made Costa Rica their new home away from home. It is a great spot for the new Starbucks location as it attracts ex-pats as well as visitors to the area who will most likely be familiar with a Starbucks or two.

The coffee giant now joins other North American franchises such as Pizza Hut, KFC and Wendy’s who are looking to expand into Latin America and feel that Costa Rica is a viable opportunity for their franchise. We will have to wait and see if Starbucks has the same cult following as it does in the rest of the world. Can’t wait until Christmas and have a peppermint hot chocolate. Wonder if they will truck in the snow for the full experience? Congratulations Starbucks, welcome to Costa Rica!

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About the Author: Tee is Senior Editor of CostaRicaCLOSEUP.com and NBC's adventure dating series fans magazine LoveInTheWildFansMag.com, as well ascontributing editor to QRCodesUSA.org

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