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Cafe Britt Coffee Tour

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4.83 of 54.83 of 54.83 of 54.83 of 54.83 of 5
Based on 6 reviews
Located in:
Heredia, Heredia
Prices
Starting at $75 (USD) / person (min 2 people)

At the Cafe Britt Coffee Tour our experts lead the way on an enjoyable journey through the world of coffee. Discover coffee's colorful history and the process that transforms the red coffee cherry into the delicious morning brew.

Overview

Taking the Cafe Britt Coffee Tour
Taking the Cafe Britt Coffee Tour

Since 1991 Cafe Britt Coffee Tour has educated and entertained nearly 1 million coffee loving visitors. They are immersed in a colorful journey through our working plantation and roastery inside one of our coffee plantations.

At the Cafe Britt Coffee Tour our experts lead the way on an enjoyable journey through the world of coffee. Discover coffee's colorful history and the process that transforms the red coffee cherry into the delicious morning brew.

Cafe Britt Coffee Tour is located in Heredia, only 25 minutes away from Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO). Daily tours start at 9:00 am. Advanced reservation required. Our roastery campus and facilities include: Lush green areas and colorful gardens; Restrooms and pathways suitable to people of all ages and physical abilities; On-site restaurant; Plenty of secure parking; Factory store with coffee, chocolates, cookies & more; Door-to-door international coffee delivery service via courier.

Key Features

Guides at the Britt Coffee Tour
Guides at the Britt Coffee Tour
  • Located in Heredia, 20 minutes from San Jose
  • Transfer from all major hotels in San Jose area
  • Amphitheater with 180-person capacity
  • Lush green areas and gardens perfect for events
  • Plenty of secure parking
  • Coffee, chocolate and souvenir store
  • Gourmet coffee bar, pastries and sandwiches
  • The one and original Coffee Tour in Costa Rica
Prices
Starting at $75 (USD) / person (min 2 people)

Amenities

Bilingual Guides
Child Friendly Tours
Packages Available
Tourism Board Certified

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The Passion and Art of Coffee
Since 1991, more than one million visitors have enjoyed the original, authentic Classic Coffee Tour® from Café Britt. Join us, and be one of them!

Activities

Tourists enjoying the Cafe Britt Coffee Tour
Tourists enjoying the Cafe Britt Coffee Tour

Café Britt Coffee Tour Description

Café Britt CoffeeTour welcome our guests with our fresh-brewed gourmet coffee in a relaxing, garden-fringed setting.

An exhibit of colorful, folkloric masks, together with full-size figures of the beloved “Giant Man” and “Giant Woman” immerses our visitors in the vivid color of Costa Rica’s best known legends. A garden stroll among the masks is fun for all ages and filled with opportunity for photographs.

What better way to begin a journey into the world of gourmet coffee than with a guided visit with our experts to our coffee plant nursery? Get an up-close look at the seed that sets into motion the entire cultivation process, and examine the different stages of growth that take place before the young plant is ready for the plantation.

Our journey at Café Britt Coffee Tour then takes us to our sustainable coffee farm for an enjoyable look at the conditions needed to produce a gourmet coffee. We’ll discuss the plant’s annual growth cycle and the most traditional method for harvesting our “golden bean.” Our visitors examine the best practices for controlling pests and disease on a sustainable farm and observe milling techniques that transform the coffee cherry into the bean that’s ready for roasting.

With our experts leading the way, we arrive at our roasting plant to discover what an expert cupper looks for when selecting the perfect beans to roast. Together, we roast a sample of coffee and use all our senses to witness how the bean changes during the roasting process. We then head to the amphitheater enveloped in the tantalizing aroma of roasting coffee.
Once comfortably seated, we enjoy a professional coffee-cupping demonstration. This part of the tour is a confirmation of our passion for coffee and the meticulous process that results a quality, gourmet cup. Two of our guests may volunteer to head to the front and take part in the cupping session alongside our experts. We’ll share our secrets for making an excellent cup of coffee, discuss how to discern a coffee’s quality and note all the factors that contribute to a quality cup. And it may surprise some of our guests to learn that water temperature, grind and proper storage are just as important as preparation when it comes to producing a superior beverage.

Coffee is intrinsic to Costa Rica’s history, and we’ve devised a unique, complete and entertaining way of explaining its pivotal role in the country’s economic development. We’ll “transport” you to the country’s best coffee-producing regions in a creative way that you’re sure to enjoy.
And what would be the most memorable way to conclude our journey from the plantation to your cup? A delicious sampling of gourmet coffees, of course, and a variety of our chocolates! Our experts lead on to our factory store for a tasting session. Savor the characteristics of each type of coffee and explore which is best suited to your particular taste.
Discovering the secrets hidden behind a cup of coffee has never been as innovative and entertaining! Once you’ve “lived” our tour, we’ll sure you’ll want to tell your friends and family. Don’t miss it on your next trip to Costa Rica!

Coffee Lovers Tour at Café Britt Coffee Tour

Specially designed for the die-hard coffee lover with a thirst for more knowledge and expert insights. This tour includes all the excitement of our Coffee Tour - Classic and a visit to our historic Tierra Madre coffee mill and organic coffee farm in beautiful San Rafael de Heredia.

This turn-of-the-century mill uses the best practices for sustainable coffee production and processing that are used and emulated today. Participate in a professional coffee tasting. Take a sensory journey to discover the flavors and aromas that distinguish coffees from Costa Rica's distinct growing regions — the differences will surprise and delight you!

Our expert, highly trained guide will lead the way, showing and explaining every step in the milling process, from receiving and skinning to fermentation and sun drying.

Tour time: 4 hours (lunch included)

Coffee Bar & Restaurant at Café Britt Coffee Tour



Don Prospero restaurant lays in a nudge of our coffee plantation surrounded by a herb garden and colorful tropical flowers. It is the ideal place to enjoy Costa Rica’s bounty of tropical produce present in delicious dishes created by our award winning chef Juan José Rodriguez.

Café Britt’s ample selection of coffee blends allows both the coffee beginners and connoisseurs to taste their favorites.
Our coffee bar is open continuously from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Sunday. It is not necessary to attend a coffee tour to visit, so come on in and enjoy with us an unforgettable cup of our “golden bean”.

Prices
Starting at $75 (USD) / person (min 2 people)

Tours Offered

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Customer Reviews for Cafe Britt Coffee Tour

Overall Rating
4.83 of 54.83 of 54.83 of 54.83 of 54.83 of 5
Based on 6 reviews

4 of 54 of 54 of 54 of 5
Ximena
From: Costa Rica6/22/2013
 
"
Muy agradable y facil"
 
Number of times you have used this Adventure Travel Company?
1
How friendly were the employees?
5 (very nice)
Would you use the service again?
Yes
Languages spoken at company?
Spanish, English
How many times have you visited Costa Rica?
Resident of Costa Rica
 

5 of 55 of 55 of 55 of 55 of 5
John
From: United States3/17/2011
 
"After a fantastic stay in the Arenal Volcano area and an up close experience with flora and fauna of Costa Rica's rainforest, we headed south to Heredia for one final day before flying home to the USA. We were so fortunate that someone at the Bougainvillea Hotel in Heredia recommended the Cafe Britt coffee tour to my wife and I. We loved the tour and the coffee."
 
Number of times you have used this Tour Company?
1
How friendly were the employees?
5 (very nice)
Would you use the tour company again?
Yes
Languages spoken at company?
English
How many times have you visited Costa Rica?
1
 

5 of 55 of 55 of 55 of 55 of 5
tj
From: United States7/6/2008
 
"I took a group of students to Pura Vida in 2005 from Springfield,Il. How could anyone not fall in love with the country? Everyone loved the entire expierence especially the people!

In 2007, I then took my wife on an escorted tour and we both loved the country, culture and best of all, the people!

What can I say? We would love to return and stay 2-3 months, but don't know if we have all the resourses.

I am a retired Spanish teacher and had a great time in Cost Rica. ¡ Pura Vida!


"
 
Number of times you have used this Adventure Travel Company?
1
How friendly were the employees?
5 (very nice)
Would you use the service again?
Yes
Languages spoken at company?
English
How many times have you visited Costa Rica?
2
 

5 of 55 of 55 of 55 of 55 of 5
Chuck
From: United States7/1/2008
 
"This is a high quality, very interesting, educational, and entertaining tour. Well worth the time and money."
 
Number of times you have used this Tour Company?
1
How friendly were the employees?
5 (very nice)
Would you use the tour company again?
Yes
Languages spoken at company?
Spanish, English
How many times have you visited Costa Rica?
3
 

5 of 55 of 55 of 55 of 55 of 5
Susan
From: United States3/20/2008
 
"The coffee is especially good and gift items of very good quality. I appreciated the special shipping offer. The absolute highlight of my recent visit was the very informative presentation of the history of coffee production. Offered with an especially delightful comedic spin, entertaining doesn't begin to describe it. Absolutely should not be missed."
 
Number of times you have used this Tour Company?
1
How friendly were the employees?
5 (very nice)
Would you use the tour company again?
Yes
Languages spoken at company?
Spanish, English
How many times have you visited Costa Rica?
2
 

5 of 55 of 55 of 55 of 55 of 5
Danny
From: United States12/11/2007
 
"The tour was an exciting stop on the last day of our 10 day trip to Costa Rica. We were all tired but after the tour we were all in good spirts and awake. Maybe it was the coffee, the staff was funa and very nice. Lots of great samples too."
 
Number of times you have used this Tour Company?
1
How friendly were the employees?
5 (very nice)
Would you use the tour company again?
Yes
Languages spoken at company?
Spanish, English
How many times have you visited Costa Rica?
1
 

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