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“Inspiring visit to sustainable operation”

Cafe Monteverde Coffee Tour
Ranked #9 of 20 things to do in Santa Elena
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 30 March 2014

Interesting and fun. Guillermo is passionate about running a sustainable operation and teaching others about it. We learned so much about how coffee grows and how it's harvested. Wonderful to know that school children come to learn there. And there were adorable baby animals on the farm. The tour ended with delicious coffee and pancakes. The excellence of this tour was a lovely surprise!

2  Thank Jane S
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Reviewed 18 March 2014

The coffee tour was very nicely done!

We learned a lot about coffee, cocoa and sugarcane.

Our guide was friendly and informative.

The coffee was delicious and so was our experience with cacao and chocolate!

Thank gallivantin
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Reviewed 7 January 2014

The Monteverde Coffee Farm is one of a number of farms in a coffee farm coop. Joyce gave an educational and interesting tour of the farm, including a walk through the coffee and other plants (plantains, bananas, vegetables), and the barns (pigs, goats, chickens). After learning how the coffee is grown, picked, and processed, we were served great coffee and fresh plantains. We were then taken from the farm to the roasting building to observe the roasting process. Then we participated in a coffee tasting (just like a wine tasting). It was a great tour.

2  Thank Di2101
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Reviewed 29 December 2013

This coffee tour is of a private, family-run business, NOT the corporate farms.

At this fun and informative tour, small groups are lead through Victor's property (with an interpreter) and shown the history and process of coffee production.

I will never look at coffee the same way!

There was no pressure to buy Victor's coffee, but after tasting it at the end of the tour, we went home with a pile of $5 bags as stocking stuffers and our families loved them.

We learned a lot, and it was a very fun way to spend a few hours of an afternoon, and for $35pp (including transport from our hotel) it's a great value.

Highly Recommended.

1  Thank biancaontheroad
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Reviewed 8 December 2013

We learned a lot and it was also very fun, I won't buy coffee the same way going forward. In addition of seeing the coffee, you also have the opportunity to "press" some sugar canes and some cacao beans.
The gift shop at the end where they the coffee is good as well with reasonable prices.

1  Thank Nic0lasr67
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