Don Juan Coffee Tour offers a warm welcome
The tour begins with a brief insight into the wonderful world of coffee followed by the history of Costa Rican coffee and its importance in the socio-economic development. Later on during the tour we will cover other aspects of the Costa Rican culture and traditions.
The tour starts with an introduction to the life cycle of a coffee plant starting with the coffee seed itself and taking a look at its fascinating evolutionary cycle.
You will learn about the ways that the coffee cherries are picked, the lifestyle of the workers that carry out this task, their stories and the immigration that occurs during the harvest season. When the coffee cherries are ready to be picked (from November through to February) this activity can be performed by the visitors.
You will get to see the way the pulp of the coffee cherry was traditionally removed, the washing process of the mucilage that is found underneath the pulp and the separation of the first class coffee beans from the rest.
The Drying Patio:
The hot and dry climate allows the coffee beans to be spread out on a large, cement patio in order to dry naturally under the sun.
The Warehouse and the Coffee Roaster:
In the warehouse the coffee beans are stored in big, fiber sacks allowing the beans to breathe and complete their aging process. The selection of coffee beans, the roasting process and the final packaging of the Don Juan coffee is also carried out here.
A Ride in a Typical Ox Cart:
You will get the option to take a ride in a typical ox cart experiencing the exact way our ancestors use to travel.
This is the place where the tour comes to an end, where you will be thanked for choosing to visit the Don Juan Coffee farm and invited to visit “La Casona” restaurant.
“La Casona” Restaurant:
On returning to the main building you will get the opportunity to enjoy a delicious cup of Don Juan coffee accompanied by a typical Costa Rican snack.
At the end of the tour you can purchase Don Juan coffee and various other coffee related items directly from our wonderful souvenir shop.