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Itinerary
Costa Rica's climate and mineral-rich volcanic soil help produce excellent coffee favored around the globe. Your caffeinated tour begins with pickup at your San Jose hotel in the morning, followed by a short, scenic drive to the charming town of Barva de Heredia. This is the home of Café Britt, the first gourmet coffee producer in Costa Rica.

Start the morning off right with tastings of two different estate coffees paired with chocolate bites. Embark on a 1.5-hour tour to learn about the history of coffee growing in Costa Rica and hear from experts how the best beans make the journey from earth to cup. Visit the roastery for an insider’s look at how beans are carefully roasted to bring out their flavor and then packaged and shipped to coffee lovers all around the world. 

After your tour, savor a buffet lunch of locally sourced dishes at the on-site restaurant, surrounded by lovely garden scenery. Round out your meal with a hot beverage of your choice from Café Britt’s coffee bar, paired with more delicious chocolate.

You’ll have a chance to browse the factory store and purchase a bag or two of beans to take home before the return drive to San Jose.
Locations visited
Britt Coffee Tour
Gray Line Costa Rica
Overview
Treat your taste buds to a sampling of Costa Rica’s famed coffee paired with gourmet chocolate on this half-day tour of the Café Britt coffee plantation. See firsthand how this sustainable, gourmet producer grows, harvests, and roasts coffee beans to create the perfect aromatic cup. Visit the on-site coffee bar to taste several of Café Britt’s different roasts, accompanied by chocolate. Round out the day with a farm-fresh buffet lunch of traditional Costa Rican cuisine at the plantation restaurant.
Highlights
  • 4-hour trip to the Café Britt coffee farm and factory
  • See how gourmet coffee beans are grown and harvested on a sustainable plantation
  • Gain insight into how beans are roasted, packaged and graded into various levels of quality
  • Sample three coffees, accompanied by chocolate
  • Learn about the history and culture of coffee in Costa Rica
  • Lunch and round-trip air-conditioned minivan transport from most San Jose hotels included
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Reviewed 1 week ago
Made Coffee Entertaining!!

Well...I can honestly say that I have never had an appreciation for coffee quite like I do now. We are here in San Jose Costa Rica celebrating my moms birthday and she is an avid coffee drinker..so needless to say when we visited our Guest...More

Thank _akirarhouston
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Britt coffee tour and chocolate tasting

The guides were fun, tasted about 8 types of coffee, it was very informative. There wasn’t any chocolate tasting or information about chocolate.

Thank Adventure1051
Marjorie E, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Gray Line Costa Rica, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Adventure1051, thank you very much for your comment. The coffee tour reflects our essence as a Costa Rican people. We hope to see you again in one of our activities!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
Short good tour

If you like the coffee, this tour is informative, the guides are humorous, and the landscape is beautiful. The drivers were prompt and polite, the gift shop prices are the lowest I've seen. I passed on lunch due to time constraint. The chocolate tasting are...More

1  Thank Donna H
Reviewed 11 June 2018
A mostly coffee tour.

I took three tours while in Costa Rica and this was sadly the least impressive. First of all, the name is misleading. While you do get plenty of facts about coffee, there was no mention of chocolate growing or cultivating. Their tasting is of chocolate...More

1  Thank Jennifer D
Reviewed 23 April 2018 via mobile
Loved it!

This is such a great experience! I’d say a MUST in CR! The tour company is so great to work with and the tour itself was awesome. The tour guides were hilarious and so knowledgeable about coffee and CR. I was traveling to CR internationally...More

Thank kourtneyrenee
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I just now noticed this on my e mail. I was in San Jose for almost 3 weeks in June. I’d love to take the tour but airfare from Detroit, Michigan is expensive!!!
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