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During our stay as equestrian interns in rural Costa Rica we had the opportunity to visit a local family’s Trapiche or sugar cane mill. The juice is extracted from sugar cane and then boiled up in a series of different pots. It’s steamy, hot and the air is thick with the sugary sweet smell.

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  1. Have you ever had the chance to chew on sugar cane? If you’re given the chance, definitely do it! It’s interesting to taste raw sugar. Possibly too sweet for adults, but my memories of chewing it as a kid is so vivid. It was delicious.


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