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“So interesting, and delicious coffee!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Doka Estate Coffee Tour

Doka Estate Coffee Tour
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US$129.00*
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Costa Rica Day Trip from San Jose
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Owner description: Doka Estate The Real Coffee TourPick Up Time: Upon RequestDuration: 1 hour, 40 minutesDifficulty: Easy (recommended for senior citizens and children)What to Bring: suntan lotion, hat, comfortable shoes and umbrella (rainy season)Tour Includes: Entrance fee, Butterfly Garden, Bonsai and Orchid Exhibition, Sugar Mill and Guided coffee tour, coffee tasting and coffee liqueurs, chocolates and treats. Additional Buffet Breakfast and Lunch.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children, Wheelchair access, Stairs / lift, Activities for young children
Mogadore, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“So interesting, and delicious coffee!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2012

My family stopped here on a group tour we were on, and we thought it was wonderful! The grounds are filled with beautiful flowers! We first had a lunch, which was very good. Then we took a tour of how they make coffee(the old fashioned way), which was very informative and interesting. We also got to try free samples of the coffee, and it was amazing! Stop here if you have time, it is worth your while.

Visited March 2011
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CAFETresGeneraciones, Manager at Doka Estate Coffee Tour, responded to this review, 27 January 2012
Dear Corgigirl92
On behalf of all Doka Estate Coffee Tour staff, thank you very much for visiting Doka Estate Coffee Tour and for your positive comments. These are the ones we need in order to keep sharing our knowledge and smiling at the same time and keep collecting satisfied customers every morning.
You are very welcome enjoy Doka Estate Coffee Tour with your friends and family as our beautiful Costa Rica anytime.
Thank you.

Mario Fernandez
Doka Estate Coffee Tour
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“...sooo nice experience!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2011

...Everybody must visit Doka...I'm coffee barista and i thought i knew everything about coffee...but here in this visit i improved my knowledge and met a wonderfull place...In my opinion this is the best coffee in Costa Rica and one of the best in the world...

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Oklahoma
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“Awesome Experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2011

This was my first visit to a coffee estate and it was one of my favorite experiences in Costa Rica. The tour guide was very informative and interesting. The coffee was fantastic and there is a gift shop and restaurant on site. There is a small butterfly garden as well.

Visited February 2011
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CAFETresGeneraciones, Manager at Doka Estate Coffee Tour, responded to this review, 27 January 2012
Dear MapmakerJenny, thank you very much for your nice comments.

We are really pleased that you had great experience in Doka Coffee Tour.
You are very welcome enjoy Doka Estate Coffee Tour with your friends and family as our beautiful Costa Rica anytime.
Thank you.

Mario Fernandez
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New York City, New York
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“Curious and educational.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2011

I like finding out facts and see the process how things are made. If you are the same way, you are gonna like this tour. It's short, but you'll have your breakfast on the porch overlooking the plantation - a gorgeous view. Then you'll get to the the factory and then whole process A to Z. And then you'll get to drink your coffee not just freshly ground or brewed, but freshly roasted.

Visited October 2011
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Calgary, Canada
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“wonderful tour and views. beautiful butterfly garden and coffee plantation.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2011

We booked a tour including pickup from the Barcelo Hotel. The drive was about an hour but the driver was an encyclopedia and gave us an exhautive tour of the whole route to the plantation. we even stopped for pictures in the main square of Alajuela where there is a statue of Costa Rica's hero, Juan Santamaria. As for the plantation. it is very well maintained and in a beautiful setting on the mountain side. The tour of the plantation, roasting room and packaging area was informative. I learned so much about how coffee is grown, harvested and roasted. For example... the only difference between a french roast and espresso is how long it is roasted (17 vs 20 min). Bring your camera for pictures of the scenery and the beautiful butterfly garden where there are many different types of butterflies. The optional breakfast was tasty (lots of gallo pinto). The only complaint was how the coffee was presented. There were thermoses with coffee made from the different beans. I would have an espresso machine and fresh hot coffee ready for each tour. The gift shop was great and I came home with 6 kg of coffee!

Visited October 2010
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CAFETresGeneraciones, Manager at Doka Estate Coffee Tour, responded to this review, 30 September 2011
Dear Mykola,
Thanks for your visit to Doka Estate Coffee Tour and for your positive comments about your coffee experience at our plantation.

Regarding to your complaint we would like to explain to you that our coffee tour includes the possibility of tasting all of our different types of coffee roasts and some of our other products such as chocolate covered coffee beans and coffee liquor.

For more elaborated hot or cold drinks like a Cold coffee, espresso or cappuccino we have our restaurant and coffee shop service available, since those are not included in our tour and they are optional just like our breakfast, buffet lunch or dinner services.

Thanks,
Mario Fernandez
General Manager
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