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Address: 1 Torre Del Tiemp, Calle Pastor Diaz | Across From the Taxis Parked Between Mas X Meno and Banco Nacional, Jaco, Costa Rica
Phone Number: 506 2643-6197
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Description: Fresh Brewed Coffee-to-Go. Delicious Cold-Brewed Iced Coffee...
Fresh Brewed Coffee-to-Go. Delicious Cold-Brewed Iced Coffee too! Authentic Costa Rican souvenirs and of course our own Fruity Monkey Poop! T-shirts designed in-house. Organic Spices, Coffee Beans and grinds - sample and choose your favorite to take home with you. Hot sauces, Costa Rican Licorice and Organic Chocolate! Yum.
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Beautiful handmade Souvenirs

This store is the place you want to shop for souvenirs. The items are all local and handmade with a story behind them. The coffee is delicious too along with the sweets they... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 15, 2014
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Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
15 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

This store is the place you want to shop for souvenirs. The items are all local and handmade with a story behind them. The coffee is delicious too along with the sweets they sell. The shop owner speaks English and offers fantastic restaurant recommendations. My six year old son has worn his new favorite "Fruity Monkey Poop" shirt for three... More 

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Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

I absolutely love this place. I own a small hotel a town over, and send all of our guests over, to grab uniquely Costa Rican keepsakes, and awesome coffee to take home with them. I also stop by daily for a legit cold brew, that nobody else in Costa Rica seems to make. The owner, and the entire staff are... More 

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San Pedro Sula, Honduras
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30 reviews 30 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

If you are looking for something different to remember your trip to Jaco & Costa Rica, you should find it here. Good coffee, which you can try while you are there - Iced coffee is a great way to cool down. Most places for souvenirs do not know the stories or people that make the products they sell. Here they... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014 via mobile

I just got married in Costa Rica in January 2014. Early last year, I started looking for a gift shop to provide stuffings for our wedding gift bags. I came across The Costa Rica Coffee Experience through web searches and, in particular, the rave reviews the store received on TripAdvisor. I decided to order for our wedding (60 guests)--after all,... More 

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Oliver, Canada
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32 reviews 32 reviews
4 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

Tico Pod and Costa Rica Coffee Experience are in Jaco. They are on opposite sides of the main street and are about a block apart. Both shops have the normal tourist souvenir type shops near them but the merchandise in Tico Pod and Costa Rica Coffee Experience is far superior. The proprietor (Stewart) only purchases good quality merchandise crafted by... More 

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Santa Ana, Costa Rica
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5 reviews 5 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

Stopped in while walking around town. Cool store but the iced coffee was just so so. Would return for the nick knacks but not coffee.

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Long Beach, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

Amazing little souvenir shop on the main drag in Jaco! Lots of items that you cant find in other souvenir stores. The other stores I visited seemed like they all carried the same things? Staff was friendly and conversational - knew a lot about local artists and had interesting stories to tell about each piece. Enjoyed a refreshing iced coffee... More 

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Garland, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

If you want a GREAT cup of joe while in Jaco, don't walk, run to The Costa Rica Coffee Experience. Not to mention, if you want original art or non-standard souvenirs , this is the place to go. All the other shops in town sell the same stuff. Go look in one,... and then come get some monkey poop!

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013 via mobile

We must have gone at the wrong time because we didn't experience anything like most of these reviews! There was no coffee tasting. We asked if they had coffee to drink and he said they have hot or iced. He then poured our 2 iced coffees from a dirty looking carafe that had likely been sitting there a long time.... More 

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CoffeeJaco, Manager at The Costa Rica Coffee Experience, responded to this review

Sorry to hear about your experience at our store. From your comment, I don't know if you had asked for a coffee sample or not, but unless we are just opening and the coffee isn't ready yet or we are closing and so don't have any coffee made, we always have samples available. We generally offer to everyone who expresses... More 

Toronto, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

Like everyone else, when we travel we like to bring back some gifts for family and friends. Jaco, like other tourist destinations has plenty of places to buy souvenirs and gifts - however, The Costa Rica Coffee Experience is probably one of the best stores we visited while in Jaco. It's tiny, but jam packed with carefully curated items. We... More 

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