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Experience - Costa Rica

Coffee tour on the Doka plantation

Highlights

  • Learn more about the best coffee in the world with a guide

  • Taste an aromatic cup of coffee in the roasting facility

  • Including transfer from the city hotel in San Jose

Description

Costa Rica is not only a country full of natural beauty and numerous volcanoes, but it is also the country of world-class coffee. Come with us on a coffee tour in Sabanilla and learn how the world's best coffee is grown, processed, and exported in Costa Rica.

Destination

Central America

  1. Costa Rica

The Doka coffee plantation in Sabanilla produces one of the best coffees in the world and is one of the oldest coffee farms in Costa Rica. With your camera in your luggage, the tour now begins in the middle of the seedbed. Learn from your English/Spanish-speaking guide all about the traditional way of coffee cultivation and visit the oldest wet coffee processing plant in the country. Built in 1920, it was declared Costa Rica's architectural heritage in 2003.

Afterwards, you will be introduced to the process of pulping. During the process, the outer skin and the pulp of the coffee cherry are removed in order to be able to detach the mucus layer from the parchment in a fermentation process. This selection process is particularly important because this process determines the different flavors of the different types of coffee grown on the plantation - an exciting process.

Before the coffee beans can finally be brought to the warehouse, they are dried on terraces in the sun. If necessary, the beans are peeled in order to roast or export them.

Finally, you will arrive at the roasting plant - you are now entering the most aromatic part of your tour. While you watch the roasting process and surely feel like having a cup of coffee, your guide will inform you about the different roasting methods. Of course a cup of the world's best coffee is waiting for you at the end of the tour - simply delicious.

Duration of the trip: Half day

Minimum number of participants: 2

Including

  • Transportation upon request from/to hotel in San Jose
  • Coffee tour
  • English/Spanish-speaking local guide
  • The from price is valid in the travel period 07.01.20 - 06.30.21

Excluding

  • Meals and drinks not mentioned in the scope of services
  • Personal expenses, such as tips
  • Insurance

Notes

  • This experience can be added on day 2 of the "Natural Paradises Costa Rica & Panama” round trip
  • Departure: Daily, on an additional booking basis
  • Time: 9:00 AM, 10:00 AM, 11:00 AM, 1:30 PM and 2:30 PM (Monday to Friday also 3:30 PM)
  • Pick up at the city hotel: approx. 1 hour before tour start
  • Duration: approx. 4 hours
  • Prices are on a 2-person basis

Please bring:

  • Camera
  • Sun protection
  • Bug repellent

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