Central Valley Sights

Café Britt

  • From Heredia, take road to Barva, follow signs Map It
  • Heredia
  • Industrial Site/Mill/Factory
  • Fodor's Choice

Published 06/18/2015

Fodor's Review

The producer of Costa Rica's most popular export-quality coffee gives a lively Classic Coffee Tour highlighting the history of Costa Rica's 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. (You might be called upon to participate.) During the 1½-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 its Coffee Bar and Factory Store. 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.

Sight Information


From Heredia, take road to Barva, follow signs, Heredia, 40201, Costa Rica

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Sight Details:

  • $22 Classic Coffee Tour, $39 with transportation; $68 Coffee & Nature Tour, includes transportation
  • Classic Coffee Tours: Dec.–Apr., daily 9:30, 11, 12:45, and 3; May.–Nov., daily 11 and 3. Coffee & Nature Tour: Fri.–Sun. 11 am. Coffee shop and store daily 8–5

Published 06/18/2015


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