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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.

Highlights

  • 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

What You Can Expect

Britt Coffee Tour and Chocolate Tasting from San Jose

Sample gourmet coffee and chocolate during your tour

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.

Customer Reviews

Mike M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

This was a very enjoyable half day tour. I was picked up from my hotel and driven about an hour through San Jose to the Britt Coffee company, which is in town and not too far away. Once there I had about a half hour to kill and was able to explore a little and relax.

The two gentleman running the tour were absolutely hilarious, and definitely did a good job of both entertaining us and informing us about coffee and the culture and jobs surrounding it. It was given in both English and Spanish and they did a great job of including both our English and Spanish speakers in the group.

The meal was exactly like most of the tour meals I've seen: Decent, not great, and it was basically the same rice, beans, chicken or veggie option. Still, it was welcome and I enjoyed some delicious coffee along with it.

The gift shop is a little expensive, but totally worth it I think. I brought back coffee and chocolate for numerous friends/family/coworkers and everyone has raved about it seriously: Try the mint or caramel hot chocolate!.

I definitely would suggest this tour for anyone wanting an easy day around San Jose to relax and learn a bit about new things. After a full day spent off in the rain forests the day before, this was a welcome day to wind down and relax.

Jeiska R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Thanks for such a wonderful time Bernardo, Olman, Maria and Tulio. You guys were able to convey the history and industry of coffee in an entertaining and funny way. The place ia beautiful and the butterfly garden was a lovely surprise. We were able to taste a variety pf coffee and chocolate. A Must

Megan T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Lots of fun and loads of information. There were plenty of coffee samples and the female guide was knowledgable and approachable. Watch out in the store, pay in colones because the deal they give you gets eaten up in the exchange rate from US to CR.

Alice L G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

The Britt Coffee tour is always interesting, even for non-coffee drinkers. It is informative and done in an entertaining way.

Melanie B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

The tour guides were very funny and friendly. It was the highlight of our visit to San Jose.

Ronald S M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

Outstanding experience. If you want to know about the coffee industry in Costa Rica this is the experience to have.

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