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.
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
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.
The Britt Coffee tour is always interesting, even for non-coffee drinkers. It is informative and done in an entertaining way.
The tour guides were very funny and friendly. It was the highlight of our visit to San Jose.
Outstanding experience. If you want to know about the coffee industry in Costa Rica this is the experience to have.
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