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Monteverde Coffee Tour

Santa Elena Cooperative, Santa Elena, Costa Rica
+506 2645 5006
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Ranked #6 of 14 Attractions in Santa Elena
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Factory Tours
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hants UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

This is suitable for families as there is a lot of variety here and they go out of their way to involve children. This is a family firm and it shows. We were well looked after and there was plenty of time for questions as we were shown the different processes involved. You will see how coffee, chocolate and sugar... More

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

I'd say it is worth more like $5-$10.. The tour was informative, but nothing you can't read in a brochure. The interactive part of the tour was neat, we got to see a sloth, overall it was nice. Again, not worth the $30. Everything in this town is a tourist trap! Way more expensive than it should be! I won't... More

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Edmonton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

We got picked up by 1 of the owners from out Hotel. As we drove he already started to explain how things worked and the Government policies on Coffee. Took a pretty much private tour. I learnt so much about the types of coffee, growth, saw the planation, the entire coffee plant is made just for the enviroment. It is... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014 via mobile

They picked us up at our hotel and then took care of us for a good three hours. Nice and friendly, knowledgeable and humbled. Ronny showed us the coffee plantation and told us all about their ecological way of making coffee. Everything they do they seem to do with concern for the environment and for fair trade. We definitely got... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Costa Rican coffee is grown on predominantly small farms, or "fincas". As an optional activity during our stay at Santa Elena, our tour group visited one such local coffee plantation. A Central American coffee-growing country with a well-deserved reputation for fine coffee, Costa Rica produces wet-processed Arabica coffees. After being harvested, the ripe cherries are immediately taken to state-of-the-art processing... More

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Callao Salvaje, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

The tour did teach us a lot about coffee - different types, drying procedures, roasting, etc. However, I would recommend it even if you are not a coffee fan because it was about much more than just coffee. Our guide, Felix, was clearly passionate about the environment and how to best protect it. It was amazing to drink a cup... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

This tour was a nice surprise. The guide was very knowledgeable, friendly and fun. We viewed the coffee plantation, saw how chocolate is processed and even tried a taste of sugar cane alcohol. The views from this place are amazing!! Loved the cloud forest in this area.

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Lexington, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Interesting and fun. Guillermo is passionate about running a sustainable operation and teaching others about it. We learned so much about how coffee grows and how it's harvested. Wonderful to know that school children come to learn there. And there were adorable baby animals on the farm. The tour ended with delicious coffee and pancakes. The excellence of this tour... More

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Regina, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

The coffee tour was very nicely done! We learned a lot about coffee, cocoa and sugarcane. Our guide was friendly and informative. The coffee was delicious and so was our experience with cacao and chocolate!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

The Monteverde Coffee Farm is one of a number of farms in a coffee farm coop. Joyce gave an educational and interesting tour of the farm, including a walk through the coffee and other plants (plantains, bananas, vegetables), and the barns (pigs, goats, chickens). After learning how the coffee is grown, picked, and processed, we were served great coffee and... More

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