Britt Coffee Tour And Chocolate Tasting From San Jose

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 4 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    10:00 AM
  • Departure Details :
    San José Province, San José, Costa Rica
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We pick up on the hotels of the list
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

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

Know More about this tour

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 Ricas 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 Caf Britt, one of the countrys most well-known coffee producers. Founded in 1985, Caf Britt boasts itself as Costa Ricas 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 countrys unique climate and diverse terrain provide ideal conditions for cultivating gourmet-quality beans.

At the roastery, get a behind-the-scenes look at Caf Britts various roasting and packaging techniques that allow the beans to stay fresh as theyre 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

Professional guide

Coffee plantation tour

Lunch - Buffet lunch

Coffee and chocolate samples

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Entry/Admission - Britt Coffee Tour

Exclusions

Gratuities

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

This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If its canceled because the minimum isnt met, youll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund

Traveler Reviews

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  • 11-Mar-2020

    This was a fun and interesting excursion. First of all our driver Johnny, was funny, friendly and personable. The guides at the coffee plantation should have their own comedy act. They were both very knowledgeable and funny. This also included a very nice buffet lunch and lots of coffee to taste. I definitely recommended this

  • 06-Mar-2020

    Maria did a wonderful job guiding us thriough the world of coffee.The buffet lunch acceptable.The store staff were helpful.

  • 23-Mar-2018

    Very informative.

  • 13-Mar-2018

    This was a really fun and informative tour. I opted for the hotel pick-up/drop-off which was very convenient and the driver was very friendly. This tour had two guides who were funny and spoke in both English and Spanish. Would definitely recommend.

  • 25-Feb-2018

    The tour and guides were very informative. There were multiple tastings along the way to experience the variety of coffee blends! The guides were entertaining and took you through the entire coffee growing experience! The lunch was good and included, but purchasing a cold coffee drink was absolutely amazing! Highly recommend this. It is very close to San Jose and only a few hours of your day!

  • 16-Feb-2018

    The tour guides were hilarious and very knowledgeable. It was one of my favorite tours!

  • 12-Jan-2018

    This 'tour' was much shorter than I had anticipated and was more just hype to get you to buy from the VERY large store that the guides conveniently dropped you at when the tour had finished.
    That being said, they guides were awesome and kept my interest the whole time. I just wish that their could have been more practical learning we never even actually got to see a coffee plantation, everything was just staged.

  • 05-Jan-2018

    Actual coffee tour was good - but it is more of a paid infomercial for Britt coffee to sell expensive coffee and chocolate.

    Would avoid booking through the Viator tour as the organizer is really bad at logistics and required at least six emails and still never confirmed address of pickup hotel. Driver was also not good and did the bare minimum.

  • 03-Dec-2017

    Book all site seeing trips with this company, great service and would use again.

  • 13-Nov-2017

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

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