Fodor's Expert Review Coopedota Santa Maria
The best place to buy local coffee is where 800 farmers bring their raw coffee beans to be roasted and packed into jute bags at the first carbon-neutral coffee producer in the world. You can buy three dozen different coffee beverages and export-quality coffee at the café shop for about $8 per pound (about half the price you'll pay at the airport). Choose between light or dark roast and en grano (whole bean) or molido (ground). A variety of tours are offered ($32 to $41), covering everything from processing to tasting to the cooperative's innovative recycling. Check out the website for details of tours or email to make reservations.