Costa Rica 2006 Day Nine: Café Britt Coffee Plantation

by Kara on October 28, 2006

Ripe coffee beans, also known as cherries.

Ripe coffee beans, also known as cherries.

This morning, we headed off to the Café Britt Coffee Plantation for the tour. We were running late for some reason, and though we arrived in time for lunch, we missed the tour. Mauricio arranged for a shorter personal tour for us after lunch, which we really enjoyed. Because of Costa Rica’s small size, the government felt they couldn’t compete with other countries in terms of quantity for export, so for that reason, the government wants companies to grow only high-quality Arabica coffee. I think they are given some land as long as they are growing Arabica. Stephen loved the coffee (I don’t drink coffee, so I don’t know if it was good), and I have been ordering it from there since our trip. After the tour, we headed back to our hotel in San José. Mauricio took us out to dinner at an extremely fancy French restaurant in a beautiful old building.

Check out more of Stephen’s pictures of Costa Rica.

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Stephen September 16, 2009 at 11:44 pm

I can honestly say that this was the best coffee I’ve ever had — there was no bitter taste at all (unlike the stuff you get at Starbucks, etc.). Not sure if it was the bean or the fact that we got it straight from the roaster without it being shipped a few thousand miles.

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