People go on adult vacations & luxury travel excursions for many different reasons. Connoisseurs of food go to great lengths to taste the best of the best. It's hard to think about anything else when in an exotic location such as Costa Rica, with its expansive national parks & wildlife preserves, but the nation is known for something else as well. Coffee has played a pivotal role in shaping many aspects of Costa Rica's economy & way of life, according to Anywhere Costa Rica.
The best coffee in the world Since the middle of the 19th century, coffee has helped shape the country's culture. Plantations are scattered throughout the land where not just the result of the hard work is celebrated, but the whole process of growing the bean as well. From the coffee fields & the roasters to the cafes, java lovers will be able to appreciate every facet of the operation.
Travelers can take back with them some of the most sought-after coffee in the world after touring the places it's grown & harvested. Though mostly in the areas of higher altitude because of the climate, there are many different plantations tourists can explore. Everywhere from Don Juan's to the Espiritu Santo farms offer guided walk-throughs that detail the history & impact of the coffee bean.
The first gourmet coffee roaster Since 1985, over 500,000 people have visited the Cafe Britt plantation, according to Coffee Tour. Just a few miles away from San Jose, Cafe Britt strives to produce a product of the highest quality while doing whatever it can to have as little impact on the environment as possible. All of the fruits are handpicked to ensure the highest quality, and tourists can witness the great lengths Cafe Britt goes through to ensure a fantastic product.
A four-hour tour will bring vacationers through the procedure of peeling the coffee berries, & soaking & drying them, followed by their roasting. After this experience, tourists will be treated to a comedic short play put on by the guides that explores the history of coffee as well as the impact it had on Costa Rica.
When travelers return home, they'll never look at coffee the same way again. Hopefully they might have brought a small supply back with them from Costa Rica to enjoy.