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Britt Coffee Tour and Chocolate Tasting from San Jose

  • 4-hour trip to the Café Britt coffee farm and factory
  • See how gourmet coffee beans are grown and harvested on a sustainable plantation
  • Gain insight into how beans are roasted, packaged and graded into various levels of quality
Britt Coffee Tour and Chocolate Tasting from San Jose
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Britt Coffee Tour and Chocolate Tasting from San Jose
From US$57.00
Treat your taste buds to a sampling of Costa Rica’s famed coffee paired with gourmet chocolate on this half-day tour of the Café Britt coffee plantation. See firsthand how this sustainable, gourmet producer grows, harvests, and roasts coffee beans to create the perfect aromatic cup. Visit the on-site coffee bar to taste several of Café Britt’s different roasts, accompanied by chocolate. Round out the day with a farm-fresh buffet lunch of traditional Costa Rican cuisine at the plantation restaurant.
What to Expect
Costa Rica's climate and mineral-rich volcanic soil help produce excellent coffee favored around the globe. Your caffeinated tour begins with pickup at your San Jose hotel in the morning, followed by a short, scenic drive to the charming town of Barva de Heredia. This is the home of Café Britt, the first gourmet coffee producer in Costa Rica.

Start the morning off right with tastings of two different estate coffees paired with chocolate bites. Embark on a 1.5-hour tour to learn about the history of coffee growing in Costa Rica and hear from experts how the best beans make the journey from earth to cup. Visit the roastery for an insider’s look at how beans are carefully roasted to bring out their flavor and then packaged and shipped to coffee lovers all around the world. 

After your tour, savor a buffet lunch of locally sourced dishes at the on-site restaurant, surrounded by lovely garden scenery. Round out your meal with a hot beverage of your choice from Café Britt’s coffee bar, paired with more delicious chocolate.

You’ll have a chance to browse the factory store and purchase a bag or two of beans to take home before the return drive to San Jose.
Reviews (36)
1 - 5 of 13 reviews
Reviewed 9 October 2018 via mobile
Very pretty spot. Very entertaining

We laughed as we pulled up, thinking we had entered the Disneyworld of coffee. The tour is not at the actual plantation but is specific for the tour. The tour was wonderful. Beginning with the history of coffee and walking us through some coffee tasting...More

Thank Jackie C
Reviewed 15 September 2018
Made Coffee Entertaining!!

Well...I can honestly say that I have never had an appreciation for coffee quite like I do now. We are here in San Jose Costa Rica celebrating my moms birthday and she is an avid coffee drinker..so needless to say when we visited our Guest...More

Thank _akirarhouston
Marjorie E, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Gray Line Costa Rica, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2018

Dear _akirarhouston, thanks for your comment, we really appreciate all the description that you did starting with our counter Hans and his attention, transportation, coffee tasting and coming back to your hotel. Also, as you say this is a good way to start your trip...More

Reviewed 12 September 2018 via mobile
Britt coffee tour and chocolate tasting

The guides were fun, tasted about 8 types of coffee, it was very informative. There wasn’t any chocolate tasting or information about chocolate.

Thank Adventure1051
Marjorie E, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Gray Line Costa Rica, responded to this reviewResponded 14 September 2018

Dear Adventure1051, thank you very much for your comment. The coffee tour reflects our essence as a Costa Rican people. We hope to see you again in one of our activities!

Reviewed 23 August 2018 via mobile
Short good tour

If you like the coffee, this tour is informative, the guides are humorous, and the landscape is beautiful. The drivers were prompt and polite, the gift shop prices are the lowest I've seen. I passed on lunch due to time constraint. The chocolate tasting are...More

1  Thank donnahL5933PL
Reviewed 11 June 2018
A mostly coffee tour.

I took three tours while in Costa Rica and this was sadly the least impressive. First of all, the name is misleading. While you do get plenty of facts about coffee, there was no mention of chocolate growing or cultivating. Their tasting is of chocolate...More

1  Thank Jennifer D
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10 June 2018|
Response from Tammy B |
I just now noticed this on my e mail. I was in San Jose for almost 3 weeks in June. I’d love to take the tour but airfare from Detroit, Michigan is expensive!!!