Trace the tasty history of three of Costa Rica’s most decadent crops on this combo coffee, chocolate, and sugar cane tour in Monteverde. Get a hands-on lesson in how raw coffee cherries, cacao beans, and sugar cane are transformed into a variety of products using traditional methods and taste the delicious results with plenty of samples.
- 3-hour combo coffee, cacao, and sugar cane tour in Monteverde
- Learn the history behind three of Costa Rica’s popular agricultural exports
- Follow the journey of the coffee bean from cultivation through roasting
- Transform raw cacao beans into velvety chocolate using traditional methods
- Includes tastings of freshly brewed coffee, chocolate products, and pure sugar cane juice
What You Can Expect
Take your pick from four daily departure times, and begin the day with pickup at your Monteverde hotel. Begin with an exploration of Costa Rica’s beloved caffeinated export on a coffee tour, where you?ll trace the history of the crop and how it became such an important part of the tiny nation?s socioeconomic development.
Learn how ripe coffee cherries are picked, and hear the stories of the migratory workers who play such an important role in the harvesting process. If touring during harvest season (usually November to February), try your own hand at coffee picking. Then, see how the raw cherries are transformed into aromatic brew with stops at the de-pulping machine, drying patio, storage warehouse, and coffee roaster. If you like, take a ride on a typical ox cart for a sense of how coffee farmers historically traveled. Finally, complete the journey with a steaming cup of freshly brewed coffee and a snack at the farm?s La Casona restaurant.
Once properly caffeinated, you’ll next learn about another celebrated Central American crop on a 30-minute chocolate tour. See how cacao beans are roasted, separated, and ground into smooth, rich chocolate using traditional methods. After participating in this process, taste the finished product in various forms including a velvety drink and solid chocolate flavored with spices or coffee.
End the 3-hour tasting experience on a sweet note with a look at Costa Rica?s sugar cane industry. Learn how to extract sugarcane juice from the reeds, and then enjoy a glass of the pure, sweet liquid along with pieces of raw sugarcane.
- Entrance fees
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Transport by air-conditioned coach
- Gratuities (optional)
- Food and drinks
- Confirmation will be received at the time of booking
- Children must be accompanied by an adult
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
Local operator information
Complete Operator information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, are included on your Confirmation Voucher. Our Product Managers select only the most experienced and reliable operators in each destination, removing the guesswork for you, and ensuring your peace of mind.
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Schedule and Pricing
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Main hotels in Monteverde
We require clients to advise at the time of reservation which schedule they prefer in order to schedule their tour. Hotel pickups commence approximately 30 – 60 minutes prior to this time, exact pickup time will be advised on reconfirmation.
3 hours (approx.)
Returns to original departure point