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Live the coffee harvesting season

coffee tasting

Live the coffee harvesting season

56 reviews
Paused until 14 July. To protect the health of our community, Airbnb Experiences in many regions are paused due to COVID-19. Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
2.5 hours
Group size
Up to 8 people
Includes
Food, Drinks
Hosted in
English, Spanish
coffee tasting

Live the coffee harvesting season

coffee tasting

Live the coffee harvesting season

56 reviews
Paused until 14 July. To protect the health of our community, Airbnb Experiences in many regions are paused due to COVID-19. Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
2.5 hours
Group size
Up to 8 people
Includes
Food, Drinks
Hosted in
English, Spanish

What you'll do

Upon your arrival to Finca Alto de Abra I will give you a brief overview of Costa Rica’s coffee tradition and information about our farm. Then you will visit the greenhouse so you can see how coffee trees are reproduced in our farm using a very particular technique in which we are pioneers in Costa Rica. Next, we are going where the action is and you will harvest some coffee cherries! We will walk among the coffee trees, I’ll explain you how to identify which cherries are ready for harvesting and how to pick them, and If you want, I will provide you with a typical basket so you can pick coffee cherries for about 15 minutes or as long as you want. You will also have the opportunity to share and talk with the coffee pickers that are working at the time of your visit so you can have a better idea of who they are and the important work they do. After that, you will visit the micro-mill where we process the cherries for specialty coffee. I’ll explain about the different processes and you’ll see first hand how this is done. Finally, we will enjoy a cup of coffee from one of our specialty coffee microlots. Also, water and soft drinks will be available. I’ll be more than happy to answer all your questions and I promise you that after this visit you will never see a cup of coffee the same way!

Your host

Learn more about Claudia

Claudia

I’m the fifth generation of the Hernández family that grows coffee in Finca Alto de Abra. I’ve been among coffee trees since I can remember, first with my grandfather, now with my dad. I think it is fair to say coffee runs in my blood. I’m passionate about growing superb quality coffee, working a land I deeply love and respect. I feel blessed to continue my family’s legacy.

What's included

Food
Fruits and pastries will be available.
Drinks
You will enjoy a cup of specialty coffee from Finca Alto de Abra. Also, water and soft drinks will be available.

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Where you'll be

The entire experience will take place at Finca Alto de Abra during the harvesting season (December through February). The harvesting season is very special as it is the busiest time of the year in the farm and a unique opportunity for you to experience first hand how specialty coffee is produced from seed to cup.

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 8 guests ages 10 and up can attend.

What to bring

Comfortable closed shoes for walking outdoors.

More tips

Finca Alto de Abra is located 30 minutes from San José. The fastest way to arrive to the farm is by Uber (from San José the ride could cost around USD $13).

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Claudia
Live the coffee harvesting season
56 reviews
£15/person
56 reviews
£15/person