NileGuide Expert tip:
Book online and get a free bag of Cafe Britt coffee.
Just outside of downtown San Jose in the hills of Heredia, Café Britt's headquarters is a sprawling, sustainable plantation that provides the unique climate and diverse landscapes that perfect for growing gourmet coffee. In a little under two hours, Cafe Britt's charismatic, multi-lingual tour guides create a memorable, engaging experience that is a souvenir in itself of Costa Rica. The tour begins with a stroll through the coffee trees, where experts explain the growing cycles from the cranberry red fruit to the brown bean. The guides are well-versed, and the animated presentations will engage even the novice coffee aficionado. The roastery is a real working factory where Café Britt is roasted and packaged; large rooms with twenty foot tall machines are filled with the aroma of beans in various stages. Exit is through the gift shop, where the best deals on Café Britt may be found, along with lots of souvenirs of Costa Rica (they will ship back home for you so you don't have to weigh down your luggage with several pounds of beans.) Duration: 1.5 hours Price:$20 Transportation available from most hotels in San Jose. Available: 9:30am and 11:00am year round. Also 3:00 pm Dec. 15 – April 30th.