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Address: Sabanilla de Alajuela, Poas Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
Phone Number: +506 2449 5152
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Description: Doka Estate The Real Coffee TourPick Up Time: Upon RequestDuration: 1...
Doka Estate The Real Coffee TourPick Up Time: Upon RequestDuration: 1 hour, 40 minutesDifficulty: Easy (recommended for senior citizens and children)What to Bring: suntan lotion, hat, comfortable shoes and umbrella (rainy season)Tour Includes: Entrance fee, Butterfly Garden, Bonsai and Orchid Exhibition, Sugar Mill and Guided coffee tour, coffee tasting and coffee liqueurs, chocolates and treats. Additional Buffet Breakfast and Lunch.
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We had a day and half in San Jose. I wanted to see the historic buildings and also see Poas Volcano, and go for the highly recommended Doka Coffee estate tour. Didn't realise... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
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Houston
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

We had a day and half in San Jose. I wanted to see the historic buildings and also see Poas Volcano, and go for the highly recommended Doka Coffee estate tour. Didn't realise it's a full day tour, as there was the La Paz waterfall too. Though we started early, 6 am from our hotel - well the guide came... More 

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New Jersey
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

Great tour of the entire process of growing and producing coffee. We learned a lot about this very labor intensive process. For example, they have plants such as bananas, strawberries, lime, oranges as “distractions” for birds to eat, rather than the coffee beans. You can buy bags of coffee and have them shipped back to US at a very reasonable... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

I was just recently in Costa Rica last week vacationing. This was one of my destinations and I absolutely loved it. The tour is very interesting and you get to try different roasts of coffee. The Peaberry was my favorite! They also have a shop where you can buy the coffee and other souvenirs. The staff is very friendly and... More 

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CAFETresGeneraciones, Gerente at Doka Estate Coffee Tour, responded to this review

Dear Claudia, Thank you for sharing your feedback about your visit. We are glad to know you enjoyed the Costa Rican coffee adventure and the lovely nature around us. We hope you visit us again, we will be happy to serve you Mario Fernandez More 

Cairo, Egypt
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127 reviews 127 reviews
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80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

If you like coffee, you will want to make a stop by this coffee plantation. It is on the way to Poas Volcano and makes an excellent stop after the hike around the volcano. The coffee plantation is not as elaborate as the more famous Britt Coffee company and plantation, but, we were more interested in the smaller establishment. The... More 

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CAFETresGeneraciones, Gerente at Doka Estate Coffee Tour, responded to this review

Dear Kimboni, Thank you for sharing your feedback about your visit. We love to know our visitors enjoy the Costa Rican coffee adventure. All your opinions are important to us to improve the visitors experience. We hope you visit us again, Mario Fernandez More 

Eaton, Ohio
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68 reviews 68 reviews
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

I took a tour of the estate and enjoyed it. I myself enjoy having coffee in the morning and this tour helped me understand how I get to enjoy my cup of coffee. The tour takes you from start to finish, which I found fascinating. There are also a lot of cool flowers on the estate. At the end of... More 

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CAFETresGeneraciones, Gerente at Doka Estate Coffee Tour, responded to this review

Dear visitor, Thank you for sharing your feedback about your visit. We love to know our visitors enjoy the Costa Rican coffee experience that we are so proud of. We are also in a wonderful place surrounded by beautiful nature, which makes the experience complete and unique. We hope you visit us again, Mario Fernandez More 

Moscow, Tennessee
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

This was part of our Caravan tour. We ate a delicious lunch here then took the tour of the coffee plantation. Our guide explained the whole process to us from the planting, picking, fermenting, drying, packaging and selling. She was so knowledgeable and explained it all to us. We also got to sample the coffees. After the tour we went... More 

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CAFETresGeneraciones, Gerente at Doka Estate Coffee Tour, responded to this review

Dear Dorothy, Thank you for sharing your opinion about your visit. We love to know our visitors enjoy the Costa Rican coffee experience as much as we do. No doubt, this is something we are proud of and to show this process to our visitors is very important to us. We hope you visit us again, Mario Fernandez More 

Pasadena, Texas
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

The Doka Coffee plantation tour explains the coffee making process, how to pick good fruit, how they sort it, peel it, let it ferment, dry it, package & sell, etc. The place is beautiful and the tour is very interesting if you like coffee. Don't forget to sample the different coffees and try the coffee candy as well! They have... More 

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CAFETresGeneraciones, Gerente at Doka Estate Coffee Tour, responded to this review

Dear Michelle, Thanks for sharing your opinion about Doka Estate. We are pleased you have visited us and to know you enjoyed this unique Costa Rican coffee experience. We hope you will visit again, Mario Fernandez More 

Pleasant View, Tennessee
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

I was really looking forward to this tour. I visited the Doka Estate on Sunday February 22nd. The coffee picking season was over so our group was walked through the estate and given an explanation of what went on during normal operations. Although the grounds of this estate are beautiful the main reason for my visit was to experience the... More 

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CAFETresGeneraciones, General Manager at Doka Estate Coffee Tour, responded to this review

Dear Tony, Thank you very much for your recent visit to Doka Estate Coffee Tour, Butterfly Garden and Restaurant. Regarding to your experience at our Coffee Plantation we would like to add to this description that coffee production is a natural process that involves many different stages along the year, for us it takes an entire year of different agronomical... More 

Wolfeboro, New Hampshire
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Our guide was very informative about not only the production of the coffee but the actual planting and what is needed. We tasted a variety of coffee and then had the buffet lunch which was very good.

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CAFETresGeneraciones, Gerente at Doka Estate Coffee Tour, responded to this review

Dear Peter, Thank you for sharing your feedback about your visit. We are glad you learn about the process of Costa Rican coffee, something we are very proud of. All your opinions help us to improve and offer a better experience to our visitors. We hope you visit us again, we will be happy to serve you Mario Fernandez More 

Croydon, United Kingdom
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129 reviews 129 reviews
40 attraction reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Coffee plantation with restaurant and museum / visitor centre. See how the wet process of producing the coffee bean from the coffee fruit is carried out. A fascinating tour of a still working water powered coffee production factory. Using the power of water, gravity and machinery originating from London, England, Doka still produce their coffee to old fashioned standards. Free... More 

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CAFETresGeneraciones, Gerente at Doka Estate Coffee Tour, responded to this review

Dear Kath, Thank you for sharing your feedback about your visit. We are happy to know you learned about the process of Costa Rican coffee, and that you tried different ways to enjoy it. No doubt, this is something we are very proud of and we love to share it with our visitors. We hope you visit us again, we... More 

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