This extensive tour turns coffee enthusiasts into coffee experts! The day begins with a visit to our historic Tierra Madre wet mill. Amid high-mountain nature, beautiful panoramic views and colorful murals, expert guides explain the time-tested process of milling and sun-drying freshly harvested coffee cherries. Our mill is high in the volcanic hills of San Rafael de Heredia, a region that has produced much of the country’s finest coffee for more than 150 years and milled it for a century. The mill is centrally located, about 15 minutes from Heredia, 40 minutes from downtown San José or 45 minutes from the Juan Santamaría International Airport. From the mill, travel a few minutes by bus to the Café Britt roasting area for our classic Coffee Tour, a fun stage-play-in-a-coffee-plantation that traces coffees journey from plantation to cup. The tour ends with a delicious, buffet-style lunch at Don Próspero Restaurant. Savor delightful selections of native Costa Rican fruits and vegetables with tender meats and side dishes. It’s a fitting end to this fun and up-close industry tour.
|Dec 01, 12 - Nov 30, 13||Alajuela||62.00||57.00|
|Dec 01, 12 - Nov 30, 13||Heredia||62.00||57.00|
|Dec 01, 12 - Nov 30, 13||San Jose||62.00||57.00|
Notes: Special Notes: There will be an extra transportation fee of approximately $20 from the following hotels: Finca Rosa Blanca and Xandari Resort & Spa.
- Entrance fee to Tierra Madre Wet Mill Coffee plantation
- Reception area
- Pilling Machines
- Fermentation pools
- Tour at Cafe Britt (joining the 11 AM tour)
- Visit explanation at Roasting plant
- Cupping demonstration
- Multimedia show about origins and history of the coffee
- Buffet style lunch Restaurante Don Prospero
What to Bring: Walking shoes, light rain jacket during the rainy season, camera and spending money.
Child Rate Notes: Above child rate applies for children from 6-11 years old. Children 0-5 years old participate on the tour free of charge when accompanying their parents.
Country: Costa Rica
Province: San Jose
Town: San Jose
Duration: 4.5 hours
Min. Passengers: 2
Starting at: 10 AM
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