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“all you wanted to know about coffee and cacao” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Don Juan Coffee Tour

Don Juan Coffee Tour
2 Km noroeste de Plaza de futbol, Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica
+506 2645 6858
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Owner description: Monteverde Costa Rica is one of the best areas where you will have the chance to learn about the cultivation and the processes, of how an authentic coffee that was used as far back as our grandparent’s generation is made. The tour was developed in an environment that stands out as one of the best in our culture and tradition; a tradition that has made this country one of progress and peace. The tour lasts for about 2 hours and it includes typical snacks and the option of an authentic home-made lunch.
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Paris, France
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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“all you wanted to know about coffee and cacao”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2012

Great tour during which you will learn everything about coffee and cacao.
We were juste 4 participants with the guide, very authentic tour and Alex was a great guide! Do not hesitate to ask questions!
You will walk around the plantation with a stop at each step of the production process.
Very interactive visit with a lot of testing of coffee beans, chocolates and can sugar syrup.
Pick up at your hotel, tour, testing included in the price.
$5 or $10 less would be a better price offer but the tour has a real human touch and is far from mass tourism attraction.
I disagree with some ratings wich say that the tour has no worth, the guide spent the time with us without any timing or rush and explanations where not learned by heart but really coming from knowledged guide with passion.

Visited December 2012
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“Great Learning Experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2012

We went as a couple and I am a big coffee drinker and was really looking forward to the tour, but my husband hates coffee and was on the fence. He left raving about it! Our tour guide was Junior and he was awesome. We walked through the coffee bean field and saw the entire process from start to finish. Really interesting! There was also a good bit about cocoa and sugar cane. Highly recommended from both myself and my non-coffee drinking husband :-)

Be sure to wear tennis shoes. The trail is paved, but you go through the fields themselves as well.

Visited November 2012
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La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
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“maravilloso! excellent!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

a real different tour. We learned a lot about coffee, the two guides were absolutely charming, and experts in the world of coffee and also nature. It was a pleasure meeting them and they made the tour for us an unforgettable experience..thank you!

Visited November 2012
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Orlando M, Director General at Don Juan Coffee Tour, responded to this review, November 26, 2012
Thank you very much for your kind opinion. Glad you liked our tour. We will continue working to maintain and improve the quality of our tour.
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“Don't miss out on this tour at Don Juan Coffee.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012 via mobile

Great tour! Very informative. Worth the time & money. Our tour guide Alex did a fantastic job. You learn so much and the tour really dispels many myths about coffee and chocolate.

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Grants Pass, Oregon
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“Excellent tour very informative.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

We went on the Don Juan coffee tour this morning, and it was everything I imagined. Our guide was Alex, and he introduced us to Don Juan before we left the main building into the coffee farm. We were expertly guided through the coffee process, and then information on sugar cane and then the chocolate. It gives you a much better picture of the life of a Costa Rican farmer. Not to mention on the history of chocolate, coffee and sugar cane. We had a couple of hands on moments such as crushing a cane of sugar, tasting cocoa beans out of the pod before drying, and crushing dried cocoa beans to make chocolate espresso. I would highly recommend this tour.

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