The Coffee Tour in Costa Rica it’s one of the most popular activities for all visitors to the Central Valley.
Located in Barva de Heredia, close to the airport and about 45 minutes from San José, it has been operating since 1991.
More than a half-million people have enjoyed its fun way of teaching all about the prime product of Costa Rica
The Coffee Tour in Costa Rica will guide you through the process of the gourmet cup to the very beginning of it. You will start at the nursery of the plantation where the small plants are grown, cared, and studied until they are old enough to pass to the following stages.
Then, you will accompany experts in coffee growth, tasting, and culture through the trip of the golden bean that put Costa Rica on the map. And find how the unique weather and terrain conditions of the region make it the perfect place to grow it.
Visiting a working plantation and depending on the time of year you may see the coffee beans in the different stages, or even be lucky enough to see its white flowers that only bloom for a very short time at the beginning of the rainy season.
As you pass the area of the plantation, and following the delicious aroma that changed the World, you will see the area of the roasting plant where your guides will explain you some of the different techniques that affect flavor, aroma, and body of the bean.
You will learn what “breaking the cup” means, and some secrets in the way coffee has to be packed and kept to preserve its quality. And, even more important how to distinguish the gourmet coffee from lesser quality beverages.
After, relax at a comfortable theater where a fun and informative show will take you through the history, traditions, and legends of coffee in the World as much as in Costa Rica. Let the experts tell you how coffee changed our country forever.
Once this unusual play is through, you will walk through beautiful tropical gardens to delight in a delicious buffet lunch while typical live music surrounds you to enhance the taste of it all.
At the end of your coffee tour in Costa Rica, you will have time to taste and order some of the different blends to take home as well as the delicious combinations in candy and pastries.
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