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Cafe Monteverde Coffee Tour

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Address: Santa Elena, Costa Rica

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Great tour!

We did this tour to not learn about chocolate/the combined tours that other places offered. This tour went over the process of making coffee from start to finish and our guide was... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We did this tour to not learn about chocolate/the combined tours that other places offered. This tour went over the process of making coffee from start to finish and our guide was amazing! He did the tour in Spanish as we were all relatively fluent and wanted to work on our Spanish, which was really nice! On top of it,... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Neat tour, our guide Sergio was great! Our tour kind of got hijacked by one of the other participants but Sergio handled it well. Emphasis is heavily on sustainability and integration of agriculture practices to reduce use of pesticides, fungicides, and inorganic fertilizers. Additionally, it's a teaching farm that has partnerships with several universities in the states and Canada, which... More 

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Arlington, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love coffee and I loved this tour! It was really a thrill to visit a working coffee farm and especially one that is committed to sustainability and even the restoration of native plants to the region. Our tour guide was awesome, the experience was wonderful and I was thrilled to get a chance to try picking some actual coffee.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

Great tour. Staff was great. Take the night tour! Great way to see all the animals . Sloths and coffee ,what's better then that !

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017

We really enjoyed the San Luis coffee tour. It wasn't at all what we were expecting. Instead of touring a huge commercial undertaking, we were shown a family-owned, sustainable coffee business. We learned all about the work, including how it was done many years ago. Our guide was wonderful, the coffee was delicious, we learned a lot and we had... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

I went on the Cafe Monteverde coffee tour this morning and had a great time! The guide was very informative and answered any questions our group had. The tour through the sustainable agricultural practices at the farm was very interesting. We each got to experience harvesting coffee berries from the coffee trees. The coffee sampling at the end of the... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

Showed the coffee process, from bean to roast, with tasting too. Also included sugar cane and cacao. Nice to see how the qualities are selected and characteristics of each one. Our guides Pronunciation was hard to understand which is too bad as he was funny. At the end you can ride an oxen cart then make your own brown sugar... More 

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McAllen, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

Great Tour. Not your typical commercial tour, but up close and personal. Definitely would recommend.

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Onalaska, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

This is a very good tour. it is educational and very hands on. this tour takes you out to fields, explains the plant and age of productivity. Then you strap a basket on and pick some coffee beans, bring them back to the machine that separates beans from seed coat and juice and then seeds go to drying rack. We... More 

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Missoula, Montana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

The world has a lot to learn from operations like Cafe Monteverde. This was a great environmental educational opportunity for all, coffee and non coffee drinkers alike! You are able to see how the whole plantation runs from end to end, with pig (methane) powered energy for the kitchen and man-powered equipment. There is an opportunity to pick beans, learn... More 

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