Coffee, Chocolate and Craft Beer

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Tour Number

Activity Level

354887


Categories

Local Experience, Food and Wine, First Time Visitor, Day Trip / Out of Town

Details

Kid Friendly: No.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 7

Language(s)

explanation

English (fluent), Portuguese (basic), Spanish (fluent), Swedish (basic)

A Wonderful Gastronomical-Cultural Experience


Gastronomy is an excellent way to learn about the local culture of the places you visit.
This exclusive tour features the best of Costa Rica through its cuisine and fresh produce.

Enjoy a private visit to a Multi Awarded Coffee Estate, located in the beautiful highlands of the West Valley at 5500 f. a. s. l. Learn everything about the world of coffee, the old techniques and the latest trends. Delight your tastebuds with the finest honey-coffee samples.

Discover the secrets of "The Gift from the Gods", the Cacao. Use cacao seeds and ancient indigenous tools to prepare your own chocolate candy.

Refresh yourself with a top quality, tropical beer at a one-of-a-kind, secluded Craft Beer Factory, located in the beautiful county of Atenas, world-known area for having the most pleasant climate.

NOTICE: THE BREWERY TOUR IS ONLY AVAILABLE FOR GROUPS LARGER THAN 6, AND WITH RESERVATION DAYS IN ADVANCE.

Itinerary

Pick up at your hotel and drive to the mountains for a Specialty Coffee Experience. The route is very picturesque and has wonderful views of the Valley.

Once at the farm we take a slow pace stroll while learning every step from the raw seed to the perfect coffee cup.

Then we go from one magical seed to the other: the Cacao. You will find out why chocolate was once exclusive for the elite and the royalty. You will have the chance to prepare your own chocolate adding the ingredients of your choosing.

Lunch time is where we discover the different cultural influences present in our traditional cuisine by savoring the "Bocas".

Craft Beers are a growing trend worldwide. This group of friends you will meet at their beer lab are doing an exceptional contribution to the local movement. Creative and flavorful beers at a beautiful place, there is nothing else to say than "Salud!"

Return to your hotel after a happy one day tour.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Pick up from your hotel in San José or Alajuela.

End location: Drop off at same pick up location. If a different end location is required details should be provided in advance.

Duration: 8 hours

Tour duration is an approximate. It may slightly vary.

Transportation

Modern van (Hyundai H1)
Comfortable
7 passengers capacity
A/C

Wish to invite more participants for the tour? Feel free to contact me to quote a larger van/mini bus.

What’s Included

Specialty coffee tour and tasting
Gourmet chocolate tour and tasting
Craft beer tour and tasting
Private transportation
Professional tour guide
Bottled water
Snacks

Estimated Local Cash Needed

25 American Dollars - Coffee, beers and chocolate for sale.

What’s Extra

Specialty coffee and craft beer aside from the samplings.

A Recent Review of this tour

Jorge was great and the tour was amazing! Jorge shared some hidden gems around San Jose and it was great to see the country side and meet the small coffee, chocolate, and beer producers. I would HIGHLY recommend any tour with Jorge! His experience and knowledge were fantastic and he definitely made the day special!
Nicole Preston

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