Heredia, Costa Rica

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clock-o4 hours (Approx.)
TransportHotel pickup offered
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commentOffered in: English and 1 more

Overview

Treat your taste buds to a sampling of Costa Rica’s famed coffee paired with gourmet chocolate on this half-day tour of the Café Britt coffee plantation. See firsthand how this sustainable, gourmet producer grows, harvests, and roasts coffee beans to create the perfect aromatic cup. Visit the on-site coffee bar to taste several of Café Britt’s different roasts, accompanied by chocolate. Round out the day with a farm-fresh buffet lunch of traditional Costa Rican cuisine at the plantation restaurant.
  • 4-hour trip to the Café Britt coffee farm and factory
  • See how gourmet coffee beans are grown and harvested on a sustainable plantation
  • Gain insight into how beans are roasted, packaged and graded into various levels of quality
  • Sample three coffees, accompanied by chocolate
  • Learn about the history and culture of coffee in Costa Rica
  • Lunch and round-trip air-conditioned minivan transport from most San Jose hotels included
Costa Rica's climate and mineral-rich volcanic soil help produce excellent coffee favored around the globe. Your caffeinated tour begins with pickup at your San Jose hotel in the morning, followed by a short, scenic drive to the charming town of Barva de Heredia. This is the home of Café Britt, the first gourmet coffee producer in Costa Rica.
Start the morning off right with tastings of two different estate coffees paired with chocolate bites. Embark on a 1.5-hour tour to learn about the history of coffee growing in Costa Rica and hear from experts how the best beans make the journey from earth to cup. Visit the roastery for an insider’s look at how beans are carefully roasted to bring out their flavor and then packaged and shipped to coffee lovers all around the world. 
After your tour, savor a buffet lunch of locally sourced dishes at the on-site restaurant, surrounded by lovely garden scenery. Round out your meal with a hot beverage of your choice from Café Britt’s coffee bar, paired with more delicious chocolate.
You’ll have a chance to browse the factory store and purchase a bag or two of beans to take home before the return drive to San Jose.

Reviews

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S
, Mar 2018

Very informative.

S
, Mar 2018

This was a really fun and informative tour. I opted for the hotel pick-up/drop-off which was very convenient and the driver was very friendly. This tour had two guides who were funny and spoke in both English and Spanish. Would definitely recommend.

A
, Feb 2018

The tour and guides were very informative. There were multiple tastings along the way to experience the variety of coffee blends! The guides were entertaining and took you through the entire coffee growing experience! The lunch was good and included, but purchasing a cold coffee drink was absolutely amazing! Highly recommend this. It is very close to San Jose and only a few hours of your day!

F
, Feb 2018

The tour guides were hilarious and very knowledgeable. It was one of my favorite tours!

l
, Jan 2018

This 'tour' was much shorter than I had anticipated and was more just hype to get you to buy from the VERY large store that the guides conveniently dropped you at when the tour had finished.
That being said, they guides were awesome and kept my interest the whole time. I just wish that their could have been more practical learning we never even actually got to see a coffee plantation, everything was just staged.

P
, Jan 2018

Actual coffee tour was good - but it is more of a paid infomercial for Britt coffee to sell expensive coffee and chocolate.

Would avoid booking through the Viator tour as the organizer is really bad at logistics and required at least six emails and still never confirmed address of pickup hotel. Driver was also not good and did the bare minimum.

N
, Dec 2017

Book all site seeing trips with this company, great service and would use again.

A
, Nov 2017

Awesome and learned many things about the coffee origination and processing.

N
, Oct 2017

I was in a tour with locals and even though I am fluent in Spanish. But there were times that I was lost because she was speaking in Slang and Costa Rican idioms. I learned a lot about coffee and even have a souvenir shop. You can find their coffee cheaper in a supermarket. The lunch was meh.

M
, Sep 2017

The coffee tour was great. The Britt tour showed the processing, discussed the coffee culture, and the guides kept it entertaining! The chocolate tasting shouldn't be advertised as only limited information and samples were provided.


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