Britt Coffee Tour and Chocolate Tasting from San Jose

Britt Coffee Tour and Chocolate Tasting from San Jose
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$57
Duration: 4 hours
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No doubt you’ve heard Costa Rica makes excellent coffee. Learn the lifecycle of gourmet coffee on this half-day tour at Café Britt, one of the country’s premier coffee plantations. Pick up the experts’ secrets on selecting, roasting and packaging only the finest-quality beans. Start and end the tour with samplings of different coffees, paired with chocolate. A delicious buffet lunch and hotel transport from San Jose are included. You’ll go home knowing how to ‘break the cup,’ a method used by specialists to assess and grade coffee.

After morning pickup from your San Jose hotel, travel north with your guide for about seven miles (12 km) toward Heredia, the smallest of Costa Rica’s provinces, dotted with charming towns, coffee plantations and dense vegetation. Head up winding roads to the tiny town of Barva de Heredia and arrive at Café Britt, one of the country’s most well-known coffee producers. Founded in 1985, Café Britt boasts itself as Costa Rica’s first gourmet coffee roaster.

Kick off your 1.5-hour tour of the sustainable coffee farm with tastings of two freshly produced coffees, along with bites of chocolate. At the nursery, watch a live presentation that traces the coffee beans’ growing cycle and selection process. Hear about how the country’s unique climate and diverse terrain provide ideal conditions for cultivating gourmet-quality beans.

At the roastery, get a behind-the-scenes look at Café Britt’s various roasting and packaging techniques that allow the beans to stay fresh as they’re delivered anywhere in the world. Learn about how experts ‘break the cup’ or ‘cup’ coffee to identify and grade the quality of coffee.

By now the heady aromas will surely have worked up your appetite; walk over to the on-site restaurant located amid lush gardens. With traditional music playing in the background, enjoy a buffet lunch made from locally sourced ingredients, including salad, several main course options (vegetarian dish available), dessert, fruit juices and water.

What better way to wrap up a meal at a coffee plantation than visiting its coffee bar? Sip a coffee beverage of your choice, paired with chocolate. Then, stroll through the factory store and pick up coffee to take home (shipping is available) before boarding your minivan that takes you back to San Jose.

No doubt you’ve heard Costa Rica makes excellent coffee. Learn the lifecycle of gourmet coffee on this half-day tour at Café Britt, one of the country’s premier coffee plantations. Pick up the experts’ secrets on selecting, roasting and packaging only the finest-quality beans. Start and end the tour with samplings of different coffees, paired with chocolate. A delicious buffet lunch and hotel transport from San Jose are included. You’ll go home knowing how to ‘break the cup,’ a method used by specialists to assess and grade coffee.