If you've ever wanted to learn a little more about how your favorite morning beverage arrives in your cup, our Don Juan Costa Rica Coffee Tour in Monteverde is a fun way to do it! This guided Costa Rica Coffee Tour in Monteverde will walk you through all aspects of the life of a coffee bean...literally as you walk along with our guides through Don Juan´s Coffee Plantation. Starting from the growing of the coffee beans themselves, the methods used in processing the coffee beans, and most importantly the lifestyles of the folks in Monteverde who do the hands-on work of picking and processing.
We´ll walk through the coffee fields together and talk about the history of the coffee beans in Monteverde, the huge impact the coffee crop has on Costa Rica´s economy, and the huge migration of workers who come to Monteverde each year to harvest the coffee. If it´s the right time of year (November through February) you can even pick some beans yourself!
Next we´ll move on to the processing and storage aspect of the process, learn about the de-pulping machine and pay a visit to the drying patio. This probably does not mean too much to you now, but we do not want to spoil it for you, we will leave the interesting facts and coffee processing tales to our knowledgeable guides at Finca Don Juan.
Craving a little sugar with your coffee? We have the natural solution, sugar cane grown right here at Finca Don Juan! On our fun and informative Sugar Cane tour you will learn about this crop´s vital importance to the Costa Rican economy, its historical significance to the Costa Rican people, and of course the fun part: all of the delicious stuff it´s in! You will even learn to make your own sweet delicious drink straight from the sugar cane called agua dulce, yum!!
Got a craving for some chocolate too? Well then, you have definitely come to the right place. The Don Juan Costa Rica Coffee Tour is not just about coffee beans...they grow cacao beans too!! It only makes sense that the producers of the best coffee beans in Costa Rica have mastered the art of processing the cacoa beans too. Learn the traditional methods used in processing the cacao fruit, learn about the history of chocolate making, and about the current revival of this ancient tradition throughout Costa Rica.
This chocolate tour in Monteverde will not only satisfy your chocolate craving, but it will teach you more about how a simple chocolate bean morphs into one of your favorite tasty treats! And the yummy part is you will be able to make and sample your own chocolate treats!
At the end of the tour we´ll have the option to take a fun ride in one of Costa Rica´s traditional ox carts, and finish with a quick stop at La Casona restaurant for a cup of Don Juan Coffee and a light snack. If you are really hungry you can even stay and purchase the optional typical Costa Rica lunch for just a bit more. With the backdrop of the coffee plantation, the smell of delicious freshly roasted coffee, and the delicious food, it is well worth it. And don´t forget to buy your own bag of coffee beans to take home as a great Costa Rica souvenir, or that perfect gift.
As always The Real Deal Tours offers our Don Juan Costa Rica Coffee Tour to you at a discounted rate. We´re always working hard to provide a wide variety of discount tours in Costa Rica, and this is no exception! Save your spot on this fun and informative Monteverde Costa Rica Coffee Tour today and savor the flavor of Costa Rica culture.
- * Round trip transportation (only for listed hotel zones down)
- * Professional bilingual guide
- * Freshly brewed cup of coffee
Departures: 8:00 AM, 10:00 AM, 1:00 PM, and 3:00 PM.
- Monteverde Zone: 30 min. before tour
- Cerro Plano Zone: 20 min. before tour
- Santa Elena Zone: 10 min. before tour
Length: 2 Hours.
- * Insect repellent
- * Comfortable shoes
- * Sunscreen
- * Binoculars
- * Camera
- * Cash for tour balance and tips
Children: Children ages 0-5 enter free, children ages 6-12 pay children´s price and children ages 13 and up pay the same price as an adult.
Option: For an additional $12 dollars (children under 5 pay half) guest may enjoy a home cooked lunch (your choices are chicken, steak or a vegetarian medley) and a refreshing beverage.
Not Included: Soft Drinks and alcoholic beverages.
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Don Juan Costa Rica Coffee Tour deposit is $7.00 per adult and $3.00 per child.
(The balance of $25.00 per adult and $11.00 per child in cash must be paid the day of the tour)
This tour departs at four different times.