The tour begins with a brief insight into the wonderful world of coffee followed by the history of Costa Rican coffee and its importance in socio-economic development. Later on during the tour, we will cover other aspects of the Costa Rican culture and traditions. The tour starts with an introduction to the life cycle of a coffee plant starting with the coffee seed itself and taking a look at its fascinating evolutionary cycle: Coffee Picking, de-pulping Machine, the drying patio, the warehouse and the coffee roaster, a ride in a typical oxcart, auditorium, “La Casona” Restaurant, souvenir shop. At the end of the tour, you can purchase Don Juan coffee and various other coffee-related items directly from our wonderful souvenir shop.
We have now incorporated a chocolate tour with our coffee tour to introduce a new and exciting feature and what could be better than the perfect combination? chocolate and coffee; while also contributing towards reviving Costa Rican tradition and culture. On the tour, you will be completely immersed for 30 minutes within the world of chocolate enjoying its delicious aromas and learning about its history. You will participate in the chocolate-making process and have the opportunity to taste the fruit of the cacao and observe how the small cocoa beans are magically converted into a rich-tasting chocolate drink. You will get an insight into the traditional methods that our ancestors used to roast the beans, separate the husks and grind the beans. At the end of the tour, you can enjoy the taste of the chocolate you’ve made in a variety of forms; liquid chocolate, plain chocolate, spiced chocolate and of course, coffee chocolate.
You can add lunch service.
Transportation from/to Monteverde area, bilingual guide.
Comfortable clothes, comfortable shoes & camera.