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Cafe San Luis

Monteverde, Costa Rica
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About Cafe San Luis
Café San LuisTour is a family project that began in 2008. One of our main characteristics is to be a rural tour where you, as a visitor can interact with the family and be part of the process from the planting to the tasting of a cup of coffee. The tour takes place in the Ramírez family farm, where you will know about the plantation, varieties, crunching, drying, roasting, coffee catacion and you will also visit the old house where you will learn the way our grandparents used to process coffee . You can also enjoy gardens of medicinal plants, orchids, fruit trees and be able to live the experience of interact in a farm that works in sustainability with nature.
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LeBen123 wrote a review Feb 2020
Stockholm, Sweden9 contributions1 helpful vote
This is a small finkas so don’t expect big lines of coffee plants. However, it is run by a very knowledgeable owner and staff that will tell you everything that there is to know about growing coffee. Very good English tours and you get up close to all the different parts for the procedure. You also get to learn about the older ways in coffee roasting. A true gem for any coffee interested person (and a bonus with howler monkeys all around).
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Fivestarsalltheway wrote a review Feb 2020
Gloucestershire, United Kingdom1107 contributions201 helpful votes
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Off the beaten track a long way is cafe San Lois. We were greeted by our English speaking host who told us all about coffee production from Planting a bean to drinking the coffee. We walked through the garden and into the old homestead with tackling fire roasting the beans by hand. Grinding by hand. We then saw the ms ninety used today and the drying house. Finally drinking the coffee and purchasing a few bags to take home. We did this tour privately and enjoyed not having a coach load behind us. We were in the area way too early so we went to Zelmi’s pizza place. Can’t recommend this more highly for a lovely fresh pizza in tranquil gardens that host possibly the most varieties of birds we saw in our whole trip. Take a camera.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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samstanley wrote a review Jan 2020
Saskatchewan, Canada22 contributions15 helpful votes
I was the only one in our family that wanted to do this tour but afterwards everyone said they were glad we went. The guide was very knowledgable and made the tour interesting with some added humor. Great tour even for people who are not coffee drinkers. Liked the information about cocoa and sugar cane. Well worth the cost.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Lisa L wrote a review Jan 2020
Franklin, Minnesota79 contributions15 helpful votes
This tour was so wonderful. We walked throughout the local family run plantation to see the coffee bushes and all the other plants. We learned about the growing process for the coffee plants including the introduction of new varieties of coffee. We were able to see the various methods for processing the coffee and got to participate in the steps of the method. We were provided an explanation of the organic process vs other processes and the end product of each. At the conclusion of the tour we sampled the different coffees and had the chance to purchase fresh coffee. I loved the coffee here! I highly recommend this tour.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Claire wrote a review Jan 2020
Calgary745 contributions318 helpful votes
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A visit to this local coffee farm was a real revelation and a throughly educational immersion in the makings of coffee from bean to bean. We were taken through the process step by step and shown both the 'old' and new ways of making coffee. Needless to say, the tour ends with a coffee tasting, some lovely sweets, and of course an opportunity to purchase their coffee. Ironically I am actually not a coffee drinker but my husband loved it and claims that their 'medium roast' is much closer to a dark roast. Wonderful way to spend a couple of hours in the area. Coffee is more than reasonably priced and makes a great gift to take home!
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Date of experience: January 2020
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