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Since the weather in Costa Rica is ideal for growing, it's no surprise that there is some unbelievable coffee here! Some of the best Joe you'll find is grown high in the Talamanca Mountain Range in Tarrazu, Costa Rica and Naranjo. There are many blends of coffee sold in other countries that are grown here as well.

As a tree frog, I have enough energy to keep me hopping throughout the day, but I have heard a lot of people talking about the coffee here. Sometimes people explain Costa Rican coffee is "too perfect" because it has no defects, but who could (or should) complain about that? Although you can find a very mild blend, you can also sip on a high notes with bright citrus or berry flavors or rich distinct chocolate or nutty flavors. Whatever your palate wants - it's here!

Red Coffee Beans in Naranjo
Red Coffee Beans in Naranjo

Monte Azul

Up in the sky along the Talamanca Highlands lies a beautiful organic coffee farm. This family-run farm offers tours where you can learn about the entire process of coffee making that ends with a smooth, bold blend cup of Joe that gets you through your day. But here, coffee isn't just something that gets people up and moving, it's a way of life. If you travel here during the right season, you can see how coffee is dried, shelled and roasted to perfection! You might even learn how to make a true Costa Rican cup of coffee - yum!

Coffee plantation in Naranjo
Coffee plantation in Naranjo

Pueblos De Cafe

Down below along the mountainside, the Pueblos de Cafe is a family run project where you can tour and taste the wonderful coffee here! This local farm has been run since 1958, and allows each guest to get a hands-on experience of what goes on through the process. With scents of coffee in the breeze, you'll surely fall in love with this area! You can go on a personalized guided tour through the farm where you'll see all the different varieties of coffee - like shade grown - as well as new plants, nurseries, and you'll learn about what the struggles people face maintaining a farm like this. You'll want to head to this farm between October and March when the harvest is happening to see the entire process of making coffee!

True coffee lovers can compare the blends they taste in the mountains and along the countryside!

Costa Rica Coffee, one of most popular
Costa Rica Coffee, one of most popular