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Cafe Monteverde Coffee Tour
Ranked #9 of 19 things to do in Santa Elena
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed January 1, 2013

This is for the Santa Elena co-op coffee plantation tour (we booked through anywhere costa rica). The pickup and drop off were on schedule. Our plantation guides were relaxed and very informative, not just about coffee but also about agriculture, co-ops in the region, the impact of tourism, etc. We learned a lot about coffee, harvesting, processing etc. There was no pressure to buy anything. We tasted different roasts, which was fun and informative. Victor's wife invited us into her home for a lovely cup of coffee and a huge tasty tamale. Much fun!

Thank Girish S
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Reviewed December 29, 2012

Beware that many of the reviews here appear to be for other attractions! To avoid confusion, this is for the Fair Trade Cooperative at http://www.monteverde-coffee.com. Unlike other tours such as Don Juan (http://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g309277-d1234040-Reviews-Don_Juan_Coffee_Tour-Monteverde_Cloud_Forest_Reserve_Monteverde_Province_of_Punta.html) and El Trapiche (http://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g309277-d1553318-Reviews-El_Trapiche_Tour-Monteverde_Cloud_Forest_Reserve_Monteverde_Province_of_Puntarena.html), this tour covers only coffee. We thoroughly enjoyed it, but if rather than learning about and supporting the small farmer you are more interested in being entertained by ox cart rides and polished displays that also cover chocolate and sugar cane, then look elsewhere.

4  Thank bjmsamrlm
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Reviewed October 25, 2012

This tour was informative, but our guide (Junior) was really funny which made it even better. We learned about the steps in the coffee process and had lots of samples of coffee and chocolate for us to try.

Thank Catherine_Ursula
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Reviewed October 10, 2012

Enjoyed this tour, even though it was pouring down with rain. A very informative guide. The coffee at the end was well worth it.

Thank Katbmh27
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Reviewed September 25, 2012

Our guide was very funny ! We liked it a lot :) A lot of information, but we had fun and tasted a lot of different stuff!

Thank CarolineMcMahon
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