Café Britt Review
The producer of Costa Rica's most popular export-quality coffee gives a lively Classic Coffee Tour highlighting Costa Rica's history of coffee cultivation through a theatrical presentation that is admittedly a bit hokey. Your "tour guides" are professional actors, and pretty good ones at that, so if you don't mind the song and dance, it's fun. During the 1 1/2-hour tour, you'll take a short walk through the coffee farm and processing plant, and learn how professional coffee tasters distinguish a fine cup of java. A four-hour Coffee & Nature tour delves into the process at a more expert level. You can also stop in at their Coffee Bar and Factory Store, 8 to 5 daily. Although both coffee tours devote themselves entirely to the production and history of Costa Rica's most famous agricultural product, Britt is also a purveyor of fine chocolates, cocoas, cookies, macadamia nuts, and coffee liqueurs; you'll see its products for sale in souvenir shops around the country and at the airport as you leave.
- Address: From Heredia, take road to Barva, follow signs, Heredia, 40201 | Map It
- Phone: /2277–1500
- Cost: $22 Classic Coffee Tour, $39 with transportation; $68 Coffee & Nature Tour, includes transportation
- Hours: Classic Coffee Tours: daily 11 am, 3 pm Dec.–Apr.; Coffee & Nature Tour: Fri.–Sun. 11 am
- Website: www.coffeetour.com
- Location: Heredia