If you've ever wanted to learn a little more about how your favorite morning beverage arrives in your cup, our Don Juan Coffee Tour in Monteverde is a fun way to do it! This guided 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 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 cacao 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.
Bonus: If you choose the 5:30pm tour departure, you will have the opportunity to join up with our Nocturnal Cloud Forest Hike. Night is when the cloud forest comes alive, so this is a great option to maximize your tour combo with a unique experience in the Monteverde cloud forest.
As always, The Real Deal Tours offers our Don Juan 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 coffee tour today and savor the flavor of Costa Rica culture.
Don Juan Coffee, Chocolate & Sugar Cane Tour in Monteverde Details
Monteverde Coffee Tour Includes:
* 1 Hour guided tour of the Don Juan coffee farm from growing to roasting including a cup of coffee
* 30 Minute guided tour of the Don Juan chocolate farm & processing including tasting
* Sugar cane demonstration & tasting
* Ride on a traditional Costa Rican Painted Ox Cart
Optional: Round-trip transportation from most Cerro Plano, Santa Elena & Monteverde Hotels is available for $5 per person. Please select at checkout.
Optional: Traditional hot lunch (casado) with your choice of beef, chicken, or veggie option with rice, beans, salad, picadillo, & fried plantains with natural fruit juice and dessert for just $12 per person.
Departures: The Don Juan coffee tour in Monteverde operates 4 times daily at 8:00am, 10:00am, 1:00pm and 3:00pm. If you choose the 5:30 pm meeting time, it will be the nocturnal hike. If you choose the optional transportation, hotel pickups begin around 30 minutes prior to the tour start time. Exact meeting instructions will be provided on your confirmation voucher.
Length: Approximately 2 hours.
Monteverde Coffee Tour Recommendations:
* Comfortable quick-dry clothing (if choosing the nocturnal tour, bring dark clothing to blend in)
* Comfortable walking shoes
* Rain poncho
* Eco-friendly bug repellent
* Reusable water bottle
* Money for tour balance, tips for your guides, souvenirs, and optional lunch and beverages at “La Casona” restaurant at the Don Juan coffee farm
Children: All ages welcome! Children 6 and under are free with paying adult. Children ages 7 to 15 pay a discounted child rate.
Restrictions: There are really no restrictions. Nearly all the trails at the Don Juan Coffee Farm are both wheelchair and stroller accessible. Please notify us in advance of any limitations you may have so we can be sure to accommodate you.
Insider Tip: This is a great family activity in the Monteverde Cloud Forest region of Costa Rica. You get to learn a lot about the importance of coffee in Costa Rica culture, and there is a lot of hands-on activities for the kids (and the kid in you) that everyone will enjoy. The trails are super flat and protected, so whether you are pushing a wheelchair or a stroller, you can navigate the Don Juan coffee farm with ease. However, note that this is the cloud forest and the weather can change multiple times each day, so be prepared to get wet, but also take in some sunshine too.
Groups: Got a group of 10 or more? We offer group discounts for the Don Juan Coffee tours. Contact us for a quote.
Ticos: Ask us about special discounts for Tico Nationals! (National ID required)
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The Real Deal: $40.00
The Real Deal: $20.00
Don Juan Coffee Tour Monteverde deposit is $10.00 per adult and $5.00 per child.
(The balance of $30.00 per adult and $15.00 per child in cash must be paid the day of the tour)
This tour departs at two different times.
The Real Deal: $75.00
The Real Deal: $35.00
Don Juan Coffee Private Tour Monteverde deposit is $15.00 per adult and $5.00 per child.
(The balance of $60.00 per adult and $30.00 per child in cash must be paid the day of the tour)
This tour departs at two different times.
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