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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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Everything you wanted to know about coffee but never met someone to ask

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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Zurich, Switzerland
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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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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

First off, this trip ($30 per person) was NOT just a coffee tasting and was worth every penny. My husband and I were lead on a tour of the premises by a personable guide named Felix. Felix was not only friendly, but he had deep knowledge of the premises, coffee beans and the plant and animal life around the farm.... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

My husband and I had a great tour of a local coffee - and mixed - farm with Felix. He was knowledgeable not just about coffee but about fair trade, farming sustainably, natural history and - to our delight - also the birds. We met the farmer who was also fluent in English and a very interesting man - and... More 

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Gothenburg, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Great and very informative coffee tour at a small plantage. The tour also included alot of sustainability features of the place and very interesting ways of doing things. Would recommend everybody who likes coffee but also people interested in small scale sustainable agriculture production.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

When we signed up for this coffee tour, we had no idea what it would entail. I was expecting a traditional farm, with rows of coffee planted. Not on this sustainable plantation! Fruit trees abound around carefully hand-planted and diverse groupings of coffee. We meandered through the farm, sucking of freshly picked coffee fruits (so sweet!) and learning every aspect... More 

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Kamloops, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

We had a bi-lingual guide fluent in english and very knowledgeable. Picked us up on time and we spent more time than scheduled so got our money's worth. Strolled through part of the working co-op along paths between plants, through the sortin and drying barn and then taste testing a variety of preparations on site. Then off to a small... More 

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La Canada Flintridge, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015 via mobile

Beautiful property, great explanations by Felix, superb tasting by Guillermo, cute little kitten a bonus! Learning about coffee production in a personal manner away from crowds made a perfect afternoon.

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