- Location: Alajuela 1:30 min drive away from Jaco Beach
- Length of the Tour: Full day
- Pick Up Time: 7:30 am
- Min. People: 4
- Includes: ransportation Round Trip, Entrance tickets, Lunch, guides and insured vehicles.
- Recommendations: Comfortable clothing, sneakers, sun glasses, camera.
- Rates: $90pp
COSTA RICA COFFEE TOUR is located in the Providence of Alajuela. The Coffee farm belongs to a Costa Rican family, pioneers of coffee production for the last 70 years.
About Costa Rica Coffee Tour
The main objective of the Coffee Tour is to educate and inform our visitor with regard to the whole production as well as the processing of coffee. In this tour you can learn about the production, the harvesting, the processing plant and the roasting of the grain. Costa Rica has a large variety of microclimates and altitudes within short distances. This route explains how the different climatic factors favor the taste of our coffee.
Guided by Coffee experts, our visitors receive detailed information, which will make this tour an incomparable experience.
This fantastic Coffee Tour also Known as "Doka Coffee Tour" begins in the seedbed. There you will observe and be explained the development process of the plant up to the point of recollection of the ripe grain. You will also learn about the history of the estate, its owners, the production and varieties of plants, the geography of the area and the traditional ways of cultivating the grain.
The second station is the oldest humid coffee processing plant, declared to be an Architectural Heritage for Humanity in 2003, that works by hydraulic power. In the receiver you can see the first classification of the grains, afterwards the process of de-pulping of first and second quality coffee takes place in the grinders.
Next, the natural honey of the grain is cut in the fermentation tanks and a process is carried out that is significant to the taste of the coffee. The coffee that has been dried in the Guardiola or on the patios under the sun, is stored in the warehouse. This grain is ready to be peeled, and then exported or roasted in the country.
Finally, the roasting plant Coffee Tres Generaciones is visited, where you will be explained and see the different types of roasts that are offered in the market.