Britt Coffee Tour And Chocolate Tasting From San Jose

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Overview

No doubt youve heard Costa Rica makes excellent coffee. Learn the lifecycle of gourmet coffee on this half-day tour at Caf Britt, one of the countrys premier coffee plantations. Pick up the experts secrets on selecting, roasting and packaging only the finest-quality beans. Start and end the tour with samplings of different coffees, paired with chocolate. A delicious buffet lunch and hotel transport from San Jose are included. Youll go home knowing how to break the cup, a method used by specialists to assess and grade coffee.

Highlights

  • Family friendly
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Fully narrated tour
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Lunch included

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After morning pickup from your San Jose hotel, travel north with your guide for about seven miles (12 km) toward Heredia, the smallest of Costa Rica’s provinces, dotted with charming towns, coffee plantations and dense vegetation. Head up winding roads to the tiny town of Barva de Heredia and arrive at Café Britt, one of the country’s most well-known coffee producers. Founded in 1985, Café Britt boasts itself as Costa Rica’s first gourmet coffee roaster.

Kick off your 1.5-hour tour of the sustainable coffee farm with tastings of two freshly produced coffees, along with bites of chocolate. At the nursery, watch a live presentation that traces the coffee beans’ growing cycle and selection process. Hear about how the country’s unique climate and diverse terrain provide ideal conditions for cultivating gourmet-quality beans.

At the roastery, get a behind-the-scenes look at Café Britt’s various roasting and packaging techniques that allow the beans to stay fresh as they’re delivered anywhere in the world. Learn about how experts ‘break the cup’ or ‘cup’ coffee to identify and grade the quality of coffee.

By now the heady aromas will surely have worked up your appetite; walk over to the on-site restaurant located amid lush gardens. With traditional music playing in the background, enjoy a buffet lunch made from locally sourced ingredients, including salad, several main course options (vegetarian dish available), dessert, fruit juices and water.

What better way to wrap up a meal at a coffee plantation than visiting its coffee bar? Sip a coffee beverage of your choice, paired with chocolate. Then, stroll through the factory store and pick up coffee to take home (shipping is available) before boarding your minivan that takes you back to San Jose.

Inclusions for Britt Coffee Tour And Chocolate Tasting From San Jose

  • Professional guide
  • Entrance fees
  • Coffee plantation tour
  • Buffet lunch
  • Coffee and chocolate samples
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Exclusions for Britt Coffee Tour And Chocolate Tasting From San Jose

  • Gratuities (optional)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

It is recommended that you wear long pants, comfortable shoes and bring a jacket and a camera

Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.
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17 reviews by the users

  • Awesome and learned many things about the coffee origination and processing.

  • I was in a tour with locals and even though I am fluent in Spanish. But there were times that I was lost because she was speaking in Slang and Costa Rican idioms. I learned a lot about coffee and even have a souvenir shop. You can find their coffee cheaper in a supermarket. The lunch was meh.

  • The coffee tour was great. The Britt tour showed the processing, discussed the coffee culture, and the guides kept it entertaining! The chocolate tasting shouldn't be advertised as only limited information and samples were provided.

  • This was a low key more commercialized tour. They did a good job of keeping you interested with the comradery of the two hosts. Seeing the coffee plantation field was my favorite part.

  • Great fun. Maria, the tour lead, was darling! Learned so much about coffee growing! Wonderful buffet lunch and the coffee and chocolate were divine. Nice butterfly garden next to gift shop/dining room. Parts of the tour were a little hokey, but all-in-all an experience not to miss.

  • Good service, Good Tour, Excellent guides don't expect to much for the food, but is OK Highly recommended !!!!

  • Good service, Good Tour, Excellent guides don't expect to much for the food, but is OK Highly recommended !!!!

  • The tour guides were the three stoogesLiterally. The food was not as good as I thought I would experience. The meats were not cooked thoroughly and pink chicken is served. For the amount of money you spend this coffee tour is not the best. You cn spend your time in better places. DOKA Estates has a much better tour and much, much better food at the end of the tour.

  • The one thing I really wanted to do in Costa Rica was go on a coffee tour. The fact that this one also includes chocolate is a bonus! Everything was efficient and perfect, from hotel pickup, to the tour itself, to the drop off. Our tour guides were friendly and funny. Most of it was scripted and some of it was a bit cheesy, but it was still fun. It was an informative but fun tour. They have a nice gift shop where you can buy coffee, chocolate, and other gifts. They also have free samples of all the coffee and chocolates. There is no pressure to buy anything, you can just sample as much as you want. We did this tour 8 months ago I forgot to write a review sooner so I've forgotten some of the details but we still talk about how much fun we had on this tour. We'd love to go on it again. We brought coffee and chocolate home with us. I wish I had bought more. I wish I had some right now...

  • very interesting - Maria was adorable....

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