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San Carlos, Costa Rica
Costa Rican Coffee and Chocolate Crafting Experience

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Safety measures
icon2 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English and 1 more
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

As one of Costa Rica's biggest exports, coffee plays a big role in Costa Rica's economy—and its culture, too. Learn about artisanal Costa Rican coffee from bean to cup complete with harvesting, roasting, and grinding on this tour of a family-owned coffee farm near Arenal Volcano. As a bonus, try other favorite Costa Rican crops such as chocolate and sugar cane.
  • Artisanal coffee experience in La Fortuna
  • Learn about artisanal coffee production from crop to cup
  • Coffee, chocolate, and sugar can tastings included
  • All transportation with hotel pickup and drop-off included
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Chocolate preparation and tasting
Sugar cane tasting
Water to drink
Hotel pickup and drop-off (Only hotels from around La Fortuna, The springs or Tabacon area, 15 minutes away)
Professional guide
Coffee and/or Tea
Gratuities
Does not include transportation from hotels far away from La Fortuna Area, (20 minutes)
This operator has two meet-up options available. You can either meet at the departure point below or select a location for pick-up.
Calle 506 , C. 506, Provincia de Alajuela, San Carlos, Costa Rica

Please arrive 30 minutes before your selected start time for pickup. Your operator can coordinate exact time and location.

This activity will end right where it started.
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY North Fields Cafe
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Costa Rican Coffee and Chocolate Crafting Experience?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Costa Rican Coffee and Chocolate Crafting Experience.
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What is the policy on sanitization during Costa Rican Coffee and Chocolate Crafting Experience?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Costa Rican Coffee and Chocolate Crafting Experience.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Costa Rican Coffee and Chocolate Crafting Experience?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Costa Rican Coffee and Chocolate Crafting Experience.
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Costa Rican Coffee and Chocolate Crafting Experience?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Costa Rican Coffee and Chocolate Crafting Experience.

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Very good!
Bien_S
, Oct 2021
Alberto was amazing!! Tour was very informative. Loved it. Highly recommend to the people who love coffee and chocolate!
star-5
A MUST if you're visiting La Fortuna
Kristin_M
, Sep 2021
Hands down one of the best tours I've been on since coming to Costa Rica. Our guide Alberto was excellent and so passionate about the subject matter. I learned so much about the coffee and chocolate making process. The tour is very interactive as well, not to mention you get to try many great samples. It was an incredible learning experience and I walked away with a new appreciation for the culture. Huge thanks to all the staff and their incredible customer service. I felt like a member of the family.
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Amazing Coffee and Chocolate Experience
MP28
, Aug 2021
My boyfriend and I had such an amazing experience at North Fields. Our guide Rafael was very friendly, knowledgeable, and entertaining as well. We learned so much about the coffee and cocoa harvesting and roasting process and the tastings were beyond delicious. I'm so glad we chose to do this tour and would definitely recommend to anyone visiting Costa Rica. Pura Vida!
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Wonderful Tour
Fatima_S
, Aug 2021
We had such a wonderful time on this tour. It was very informative and the samples were delicious. A must have for the ideal costa rica experience!
1 traveler found this review helpful
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A Must Do!
Kathy_B
, Jul 2021
So glad we did this, one of my favorites. Such great information. The tastings were excellent: chocolate tea, hot cocoa, coffee, chocolate. Fun to participate in the making. Raphael was so knowledgeable, fun, and does a great job connecting with people. We feel like we made a new friend! Me, my husband, and daughters LOVED it. It was so good that we purchased the tea, liquor, and chocolate to enjoy when we got back home.
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Great!!
Maralee_N
, Jul 2021
LOVED this experience!! You get to learn about the whole process starting from the history, to the planting, the harvest, and production. You’ll also get to see lots of different plants and some wildlife. The tour guide was very friendly and the whole thing was a great way to spend a couple of hours.
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Fun and Educational Experience for the whole family!
VillatoroPower
, Jul 2021
What a fantastic experience! I was looking around for a coffee/chocolate tour and decided on this one. I honestly was blown away on how educational and beautiful their business was. What an amazing Local family business! 4 must knows! 1) if you're in the fortuna area they pick you up from your hotel - you have to let them know when you book 2) they lend you an umbrella if it looks like it might rain- there's a little walk to their crops and I was in sandals but, it was fine. Most of the tour is sheltered - just if anyone wants to know. 3) you get an in depth experience on the process of chocolate and coffee and of course you get to try it! There are many tastings. 4)My family and I actually did the tour in Spanish since, it's our native tongue. The Spanish and English tour get divided into two separate tours and the timings of it were perfect so, we never clashed with the other tour. It is a well organized local business. We learned so much about agriculture and about the family that owns the place. Geraldo was our guide! What a passionate hard worker! He loves his job and it reflected on the tour that's how we were able to have a fantastic time. Everyone in that place of business was super friendly though We were a family of 3. My mother, 57, my 20 year old brother, and myself, 30. My mother still can't stop talking about the process of coffee! Thanks for this amazing time! I highly recommend it!
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Spectacularly Tasty
Derrek
, Jun 2021
Rafael was amazing! Very knowledgeable and informative. Loved his kindred spirit, personality and sense of humor. Facilities were clean and hand washing protocols were top notch.
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Perfect way to spend an afternoon for chocolate and coffee lovers
Vk2021
, Jun 2021
An absolutely lovely experience. We did the afternoon tour after a morning of pretty intense outdoor activities and it was perfect!!! The tour guide is so so so nice, I learned a ton about coffee and chocolate production and the coffee was the best I’ve ever had. I bought 2 bags at the end but I probably would have bought like 4 if I had space in my suitcase. Really just a great, relaxing way to spend your afternoon (if you like coffee and chocolate)
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Great coffee/chocolate experience
Katey
, May 2021
We loved this tour! It was very educational. The tour guide was great. Transportation was timely. Everyone was friendly. We loved the coffee, chocolate, and small snack made for us. I would recommend this tour 100%.

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