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Monteverde Coffee Tour

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Address: Santa Elena Cooperative, Santa Elena, Costa Rica
Phone Number: +506 2645 5006
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Not just your average coffee tour

This two hour tour of the coffee farm is worth the time. Our tour guide was Victor, his family is one of twelve families that work as part of the co-operative to produce coffee in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 5, 2015
Sydney, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015 NEW

This two hour tour of the coffee farm is worth the time. Our tour guide was Victor, his family is one of twelve families that work as part of the co-operative to produce coffee in the area. Collectively they are known as 'Life Monteverde'. There were more producers in the area but a lot gave it up for tourism. We... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

We weren't sure when the van picked up up how much fun this tour would be. But it turned out to be so informative, so beautiful, and so closely related to our little CSA here in America that we felt like we were kindred spirits. I loved to see step by step how these things are made, and were were... More 

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Los Alamos, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

In addition to El Trapiche Tour, we (2 adults, 2 children) highly recommend this somewhat funky, less polished coffee tour. The tour provided insight into coffee growing and processing, but also, perhaps more importantly, into this unique organization through which farmers are experimenting with new coffee varieties and novel approaches to growing coffee. The group also provides unique educational experiences... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

I am an experienced home coffee roaster, and was interested in learning more about how the coffee is grown and how its place of origin creates unique tastes in each cup of coffee. We chose this tour because it is run by a cooperative of farmers and they are working very hard to be sustainable. We weren't disappointed. Felix clearly... More 

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Marlton, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

I chose this coffee tour because it supports the farmers. They have a very good mission. You meet at the Monteverde Cafe (right next to CASEM and Whole Foods, across from Stella's) then you are driven out to the farm (which is technically in Santa Elena). Our guide, Eduardo, was very information. He took us through the whole process. We... More 

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Santa Clara, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

The tour boasted about 3 tours in one, which were coffee tour, sugarcane demonstration and chocolate tour.While the guide talked about the process of coffee processing, the cocoa tour included pointing towards a cocoa tree and sugarcane demonstration included pointed towards a sugarcane plant. THAT WAS IT. We left after 45 minutes because it was such a waste of time.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

If you want to learn all there is to know about coffee this is the place to visit. Of course this is your model fair trade sustainabiliy coffee farm - and unfortunaltely does not produce the "normal" coffee you will get at home; but believe me -you are going to look out for this kind of coffee once you are... More 

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Lille Værløse, Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

A nice and very beautiful place with a very committed owner who, together with the family showed around on the farm. There turned out to be sugarcane and cocoa on the farm. Again, we got a nice review of the processes, for example the manufacture of chocolate

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Dayton, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

I enjoyed this tour.....this is a must see! Learned a lot about self sustainability,coffee growing ,the roasting process.Everyone we met there were very friendly.the tour was well worth the money.I highly recommend this tour!

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

We were picked up at our hotel by Felix, our friendly and informative guide for the three-hour tour of the coffee plantation and cooperative roastery. Sustainability is at the heart of Monteverde Coffee's operations, from the swaths of forest that provide micro-organisms and windbreaks, to the living wage for the workers, to the biogas produced by manure from the pigs... More 

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