Bite your tongue before requesting Costa Rica's ubiquitous Café Britt up here. Export-quality Café Monteverde is the locally grown product, and the tour lets you see the process up close from start to finish, from the area's Turín plantation, 3 km (2 miles) north of Santa Elena where the plants are grown in the shade; transport to the beneficio, the processing mill where the beans are washed and dried; and finally to the roaster. Reservations are required, and pickup from area hotels is available. They also operate the Monteverde Coffee Center (coffee shop) in town next to CASEM.
Monteverde, Costa Rica