daveh replied to jaco's topic in Open Forum - Topics NOT specifially related to Life in Costa RicaI dont live in Costa Rica and dont follow the currency, but I am a big coffee drinker. I see that the price on the international coffee organization website for "other mild arabica", which sounds like CR coffee, is up about 15% this year over the 2009 average. The price also seems to rise in the spring. That seems like it would lead to more dollars in the hands of CR consumers. If true, the hedge is coffee beans. I'm in... Elsewhere, the dollar is the currency of choice in a flight to quality, so may still have a little life left in it.