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Doka Estate Coffee Tour

Poas Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
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About Doka Estate Coffee Tour
Doka Estate The Real Coffee TourPick Up Time: Upon RequestDuration: 1 hour, 40 minutesDifficulty: Easy (recommended for senior citizens and children)What to Bring: suntan lotion, hat, comfortable shoes and umbrella (rainy season)Tour Includes: Entrance fee, Butterfly Garden, Bonsai and Orchid Exhibition, Sugar Mill and Guided coffee tour, coffee tasting and coffee liqueurs, chocolates and treats. Additional Buffet Breakfast and Lunch.
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Get the inside scoop on a pair of Costa Rica's most famous exports on a combo tour of the Doka Estate coffee plantation. Learn how coffee beans are grown, harvested, and roasted to perfection, and then follow the sticky-sweet journey of sugar cane at a working sugar mill. Finish the flavorful visit with a tour of the estate’s inedible natural treasures, including hundreds of miniature bonsai trees, colorful orchids, and butterflies.
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Curt K wrote a review Dec. 2020
New Castle, Delaware1,218 contributions171 helpful votes
While on a tour of Costa Rica we stopped at the Doka Estate for a Coffee tour. It was very educational seeing the process from picking the beans, processing them, drying them out and making coffee. Even though I dislike coffee I did enjoy the chocolate covered coffee beans.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Curt, We love knowing that you have fallen in love with the unknown corners of coffee. We believe that this is not a tour only for coffee lovers, but for lovers of cultures and coffee says a lot about us. We hope you visit us again, your favourite coffee will be waiting for you. Mario Fernandez General Manager
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bowersed wrote a review Oct. 2020
San Isidro del General, Costa Rica5 contributions1 helpful vote
Visited here this past week and it was a very informative and enjoyable tour. All aspects of growing, harvesting and processing of coffee were explained. The guide was very knowledgeable and when he wasn’t completely sure of something was frank in his answers. A wagon with the day’s harvest came in after the tour was finished but the guide called us over to see the process at that point, which would have missed. This is the oldest of the wet mills in existence.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear bowersed, Thank you very much for sharing your comments about your recent experience at Doka Estate Coffee. We are glad that you have been able to visit the plantations and that you have enjoyed an environment full of nature. We love having been able to tell you all the traceability of the coffee from the seed to the cup of delicious coffee that you always drink. We are thrilled to be able to tell things about our history to those who visit us, and coffee talks a lot about who we are. Mario Fernandez General Manager
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Elizabeth L wrote a review Apr. 2020
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I took a local tour and went to Doka estate to tour their growing, processing and tasting the finished product. I enjoyed seeing the coffees at varying stages and how the banana were roasted and packaged. I especially enjoyed the little coffee shop.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from CAFETresGeneraciones, Gerente at Doka Estate Coffee Tour
Responded Apr. 17, 2020
Dear Elizabeth L, We love knowing that you have enjoyed the tour and that you have found it interesting, it is certainly a complex process that is worth it when you get to taste the delicious coffee that results from the whole process. It's a pleasure to share all our history with you and with those who visit us. Mario Fernandez General Manager
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Richard W wrote a review Mar. 2020
Edinburgh, United Kingdom633 contributions248 helpful votes
We did the guided tour of this coffee estate, the oldest in Costa Rica. It comprised an excellent and informative walk around the grounds and processing buildings, with very clear explanations of the history of coffee production and the processes followed. There is a good shop with an excellent range of coffee and other souvenirs for sale.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from CAFETresGeneraciones, Gerente at Doka Estate Coffee Tour
Responded Mar. 25, 2020
Dear Richard W, We are very happy to know that the visit was worthwhile and that we have been able to transmit the knowledge we have of our great product. Without a doubt, it is a pleasure to be able to explain step by step the long road of coffee from seed to the coffee cup of your breakfast. We would love you to choose us again, Mario Fernandez General Manager
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L H wrote a review Mar. 2020
San Antonio, Texas2,061 contributions392 helpful votes
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The road to this location is narrow and windy especially when you are in a large tour bus. Parking was no issue in the front parking lot and just a short walk to the buildings. We visited this beautifully manicured venue in a group tour and they handled it so well. They have a lovely, very clean restaurant which had a nice breeze coming through and had a buffet meal with a variety of fresh food offerings (ie. rice, beans, veggies, soup, chicken, fried fish and fresh salad). There is also a large full bar in the restaurant. During our entire visit, there was melodious marimba music being played softly and wafted through the plantation areas. All over the grounds are absolutely gorgeous with gigantic hydrangeas and such a variety of beautiful flowers and everything is meticulously maintained. The butterfly garden was very easy to navigate and walk around in but was very humid and lots of foliage and many butterflies fluttering around including the lovely blue morpho which was very allusive to try to photograph. There also was a vegetable garden greenhouse you could walk through. The gift shop has six rooms in it with five having souvenirs and coffee related items and one used for tours to taste the coffee and decadent chocolate covered chocolate coffee beans. They do accept credit cards. Between the restaurant and the gift shop is an upper deck way to view the entire grounds. You do have to take stairs to get up there but don’t know if there was an elevator as I didn’t see one. The thorough guided tour was so informative and we even got to pick some coffee beans from the plantation. We aren’t even coffee drinkers and thought this might not be of interest to us BUT were impressed with the entire place as well as the intricate process to get from plant to enjoying coffee in a cup and just had to try the tasting and it just could turn you into a coffee lover.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Responded Mar. 23, 2020
Dear L H, Thank you very much for sharing your comments about your recent experience at Doka Estate Coffee. We are glad that you have been able to visit the plantations and that you have enjoyed an environment full of nature. We love having been able to tell you all the traceability of the coffee from the seed to the cup of delicious coffee that you don't normally drink, but we hope this experience makes you reconsider if you become a coffee lover. We are thrilled to be able to tell things about our history to those who visit us, and coffee talks a lot about who we are. Mario Fernandez General Manager
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