Experiencing the culture and excellence of Costa Rica’s coffee production
Want to know the secrets behind Costa Rica’s world famous coffee? Well, why not find out firsthand! Come explore coffee production in Costa Rica with a tour of its popular coffee plantations. Coffee tours can be found just about anywhere in Costa Rica, from Café Britt, north of San Jose in the Central Valley, to the Doka Estate, on the slopes of the Alajuela Poas Volcano, to the 42 small coffee farms that make up the Cooperative of Santa Elena, in Monteverde. Coffee tours can be an exciting way to experience the rich culture of Costa Rica while tantalizing your tastes buds with some of the finest, purest, freshest coffee the world has ever known.
Café Britt offers a splendid coffee tour. The plantation isn’t far from San Jose, or even Alajuela, and makes for a perfect daytrip. Café Britt’s coffee tour takes you from the beginning of the “golden bean’s” life cycle, where you can pick the coffee fruit yourself, to the moment the caffeinated concoction hits your lips. You’ll stroll through fields of tree-shaded coffee plants, you’ll experience the magic of the roasting room, and you’ll relax and enjoy excellent blends and varieties of coffee at the coffee bar. This tour is both classic, and fun. Coffee lovers…prepare to be wowed!
Doka Estate can also be found under the name Tres Genaraciones, and you can probably guess why. Yes, this estate has been around for over 70 years! Its coffee is award-winning and world renown. Growing their coffee on the slopes of Poas Volcano, Doka Estate offers a beautiful backdrop to your coffee tour. Throughout the tour your senses will be engaged: touching the dried fruit, smelling the beans, and tasting the final product. While you’re at Doka make sure you try their famous peaberry blend, you won’t want to miss it.
Monteverde’s coffee tour is very special. It lets you explore Costa Rica’s coffee culture at the grassroots level. The Cooperative of Santa Elena incorporates 42 small farms and recognizes them in unity, enabling the farms to share resources and cultivate in harmony. The Cooperative rotates which farms are visited during each tour, as not to get you too wired by the end of the day. They choose the farms based on cherry ripeness and availability, to give you the best experience possible at all times. The surrounding cloud forest will give java junkies a beautiful place to relax and sip a cup of joe. And for a real treat, try the cooperative’s sun-dried variety, which offers a delicious deviation from the norm.
So what are you waiting for? Come experience a unique blend of coffee and culture in Costa Rica, with one of these exciting and fascinating coffee tours!