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Central Valley Sights

Café Britt

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

Updated 04/09/2014

Fodor's 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.

Sight Information

Address:

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

Map It

Phone:

/2277–1500

Sight Details:

  • $22 Classic Coffee Tour, $39 with transportation; $68 Coffee & Nature Tour, includes transportation
  • Classic Coffee Tours: daily 11 am, 3 pm Dec.–Apr.; Coffee & Nature Tour: Fri.–Sun. 11 am

Updated 04/09/2014

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