Coffee Brewing in the Cloud Forest

Monteverde, Costa Rica

Experience hosted by Mireya

  1. 2.5 hours
  2. Hosted in English and Spanish

What you'll do

When our visitors arrive at the Sanctuary, the first thing we will do is make a small introduction about our family project, we are guardians of 48 hectares of forest since 1999.

During the walk to the plantation, we will talk about the history of coffee in the world and Costa Rica, and then explain on the plantation what permaculture consists of and sustainable farming versus monocultures.

Also, learning about specialty coffee and the different ways of processing and finish with a visit to the drying area.

On the way back you will have a coffee tasting in three different roasts and methods and each participant will learn how to prepare their own coffee in the proper way.

In the end you will learn: how to be a more informed and smart buyer, make the most of the product and value the work behind each cup of coffee.
Other things to note
We are the only specialty organic coffee plantation in Monteverde.
During the year coffee goes through different stages, therefore, depending on the season you will see different processes.
When our visitors arrive at the Sanctuary, the first thing we will do is make a small introduction about our family project, we are guardians of 48 hectares of forest since 1999.

During the walk to the plantation, we will talk about the history of coffee in the world and Costa Rica, and then explain on the plantation what permaculture consists of and sustainable farming versus monocultures.

Also, learning about specialty cof…

What's included

  • Food
    Preparation of coffee in different methods
    . A snack: cookies or bread...
  • Drinks
    Tasting coffee in different roasts

Meet your Host, Mireya

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The Santuario Ecológico de Monteverde is a special space our family creates for travelers looking for an authentic experience with a local family that lives in the forest. We focus on projects related to conservation, education and culture since 1999.
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Where you'll be

Where we'll meet
Santuario Ecologico Monteverde
Monteverde
Our property spans over 115 acres and is mainly secondary growth tropical forest with patches of primary forest along the trails.

Rated 4.98 out of 5 from 460 reviews.

  • Mary
    January 2022
    This tour was really cool. Chris surpassed our expectations for learning about coffee. He was personable, intelligent and will teach you not only about the coffee process but all about how he has come to make their farm organic and self-sustainable. Really cool experience and I would recommend to anyone!
  • James
    January 2022
    Chris is very knowledgeable about all aspects of coffee growing, tasting and helped us learn about other various aspects of coffee. We had fun!
  • Julia
    January 2022
    This coffee tour and tasting experience was incredible. Both Felix and Chris are so knowledgeable and passionate about what they do and it is a truly magical experience.
  • Natalie
    January 2022
    If you stop in Monteverde there is a few things you should do: This coffee experience should define be one of them! Chris and his mother have built up this wonderful organic farm and you can sense the passion they have for it. Please book this and enjoy! Chris gave us the tour around the farm and talks a out everything in such enthusiasm and you can sense the love and passion put into every detail. He seems to know everything there is about a coffee and is happy to share it with you in case you are interested! The coffee tasting was way more than we expected. We got to choose and try the coffees in all of their states and were trained in its preparation. We were even lucky enough to try some of Mireya's delicious self-made banana bread.
  • Oscar
    January 2022
    You can definitely feel the passion for coffee and nature. You’ll learn about organic coffee production, coffee history, different preparation methods and tastings. Be prepared to drink a lot of coffee!!
  • Dave
    January 2022
    Let Chris be your coffee shepherd on a magical journey to caffeine enlightenment. Seriously though, he’s incredible. And his coffee? Equally incredible. We had a better experience than expected even after reading a bunch of reviews before booking. If you like coffee -even in the slightest- you will thoroughly love this experience.

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  • Thu, Jan 20
    8:00 AM - 10:30 AM
    Join 2 other guests
    $40 per person
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    1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
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  • Fri, Jan 21
    8:30 AM - 11:00 AM
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    $40 per person
  • Fri, Jan 21
    1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
    $40 per person
  • Sat, Jan 22
    8:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    $40 per person
  • Sat, Jan 22
    3:30 PM - 6:00 PM
    $40 per person
  • Sun, Jan 23
    8:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    $40 per person
  • Sun, Jan 23
    1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
    $40 per person
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