Aquiares Coffee & Community Experience

Aquiares Coffee & Community Experience

Aquiares Coffee & Community Experience
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6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
Located high on the slopes of the Turrialba Volcano, Aquiares is the largest coffee farm in Costa Rica. Not far to the East is the Caribbean, which brings in humidity that helps nurture our farm's intense biodiversity. In Aquiares, you will be able to explore forests that hold 79 species of birds, learn all about coffee, indulge in gourmet Costa Rican food, and be a part of our friendly community. We offer bespoke experiences that focus on coffee education, nature exploration and rural community engagement. Aquiares is a hidden gem, a unique coffee community that will transport you back in time and help you discover just how much story lies behind your daily cup of coffee.
Duration: More than 3 hours
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Chelsea B
Saint Louis, MO2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
The Aquiares coffee tour was one of the highlights of our Costa Rica trip! So neat to visit the oldest and largest coffee estate in the country and to learn about their high quality (Rainforest Alliance certified) process. We loved visiting the local Aquiares community, and the coffee was ah-mazing.

Andrew was an awesome tour guide too. He took our favorite picture from the entire trip of us standing in front of the beautiful Tree of Life. Highly recommend Aquiares Coffee tour!
Written 25 February 2024
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John M
Falkirk District, UK40 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Great horses and guides would highly recommend this tour the trip to the waterfall was very good we also got cake and coffee and fruit complen
Written 5 February 2024
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Lori H
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
What an amazing experience! We had a lovely drive through the mountains to reach Aquaires. We were greeted by Andrew and started with a delicious breakfast of fresh fruit, breads and the most delicious passionfruit jam I have tasted. We then met the horses and took off through the coffee plantation. I'm not an avid rider, but the horse was gentle and easy to ride.

We stopped to pick coffee beans to get an idea of what the typical worker would have to accomplish to earn a wage. Trust me - this is an experience. We then rode the horses and hiked a little to a beautiful waterfall. After returning to the Casa we had a lovely lunch, followed by a tour of where the coffee is processed. During all this time, Andrew was there to answer any questions that might arise and to share a wealth of knowledge regarding coffee, the plantation and Costa Rica in general.

The coffee tour was very informative, starting with the growth of the coffee plants all the way to the final bagging. We were lucky enough to do a cupping session because we wanted to buy green coffee beans in bulk to bring back to our cafe in the states. The rest of the group did a coffee tasting.

This was the highlight of our trip and we learned so much. the experience is a memory made with so much to learn and remember. I highly recommend.
Written 4 February 2024
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Daniela B
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
The tour was amazing as Cesar and Andrew explained a lot about the process of coffee from the nusery to the shippment as well as the history of the hacienda and the people that work here. The coffe tasting at the and was very delicous and a great final after two hours. We were in a small group - just two cuples - so thete was plenty of time for questions. We would recommend to do this tour when you are in the area.
Written 13 January 2024
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JupitusWilson
Edenbridge, UK76 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
Traditional snacks and coffee at the Hacienda to start with. We were staying there already so it wasn’t out of the ordinary as we were very well fed every day! Calm and seemingly unflappable horses; beautiful views; lots of lovely photos to take home. As novice riders we felt safe and even somewhat confident! Caesar our tour guide was full of information - but it’s a lot to take in while concentrating on riding 😉 - and Christian, the stable manager, led the way making sure the track was clear. Andrew was learning the ropes of being a tour guide so we were very spoilt for attention. This is more a tour of the whole coffee plantation with information about the growing and harvesting of the bean rather than learning about the bean to cup coffee making process.
Written 9 January 2024
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G11G11
Aberdeen, UK1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
It was a wonderful experience. Our guide took us through the whole process, very interesting even for the non coffee lovers. He gladly answered all our questions. The little village of Aquiares and the landscape around the farm is astonishing and couldn’t say enough about the quality of the coffee, simply extraordinary
Written 8 January 2024
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Tim K
London, UK12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
We had a great tour at Aquiares, just outside Turriabla. Ceaser was our most excellent guide. He spoke nearly perfect English and was both interesting and entertaining. He certainly has a thorough grasp of the coffee business. The tour was certainly more than 2 the advertised hours but worth every minute. It was not just about coffee but embraced the development and culture of the Aquiares Community.

Most interesting (in a hugely interesting visit) was to see the coffee tasters doing the tasting.

Many thanks too to Manuel who was engaging and informative.
Written 8 January 2024
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Marjorie S
North Salem, NY4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
Cesar and Christen were our horseback ride guides. They took us on a magical tour of the coffee farm along the way sharing the history of coffee and this very special place. We made two extraordinary stops along the way where we appreciated the unique mountain setting and fantastic views. The last time we were on horseback was many years ago. No issues with our guides they were very kind and patient we never felt out of control with these well trained horses. And if that was not enough, we enjoyed a wonderful multi-course luncheon in the historical inn that decades ago provided overnight accommodations for traveling coffee buyers. The lunch was a real treat on an outside veranda overlooking a beautiful garden. Everyone of the staff we encountered made us feel welcome and special. And the coffee at the end of our meal was delicious!!
Written 15 December 2023
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Erika H
Vernon, Canada1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
Very informative tour that covered all aspects of coffee production. Had a wonderful time. The property is stunning and the coffee is amazing. Thanks so much!
Written 28 November 2023
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Melanie F
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
It was an amazing trip through the process of coffee. From the planting to tasting the finished coffee. The whole process is explained in detail and understandable. Our guide was friendly and open to all questions. He really lives for his coffee and you can feel it.
Since we visited Costa Rica in the off season it was just the two of us, so we had a "private" tour.
We really recommend this tour.
Written 12 October 2023
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