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Topic: costa rica coffee tour (5 msgs / 193 lines)
1) From: Jonathan Morris
I was wondering if anyone has ever been on one of the Costa Rica coffee tou=
rs.  I'm going in June and am wondering if the tours are good or if they =
are a waste of time.  Thanks
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2) From: Archeobob
I have some cousins who went on a tour last fall, seemed to 
really enjoy it. Lots of walking around and got to pick cherries 
to taste, see the drying areas, touristy kinds of things. I gave 
him grief that he did not bring me any greens to roast.
Bob ~ Parker, CO
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From: "Jonathan Morris" 
Sent: Friday, February 05, 2010 1:15 PM
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Subject: [Homeroast] costa rica coffee tour
I was wondering if anyone has ever been on one of the Costa Rica 
coffee tours.  I'm going in June and am wondering if the tours 
are good or if they are a waste of time.  Thanks
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3) From: Phil Palmintere
Several years ago I went on a tour out of San Jose Costa Rica.  I think it
was Café Britthttp://www.cafebritt.com/.  It was interesting.  It was
before I knew much about coffee, and before I'd ever heard of home roasting.
There may be others that are more interesting, but if no one else suggests
something, check out Café Britt at the least.
--Phil
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4) From: Stephen Carey
Like most things in Costa Rica - or anywhere =
else, actually - much of it depends on your =
guide.  I live down there about 3 months out of =
the year, broken up, not all at once.  And, on =
every tour we have found that by asking around - =
from taxi drivers to other tourists, it is =
possible to get a great guide who will have =
"privileges to do the tour.  Some can wiz you in =
and out and you may think you saw nothing - which =
can be the actual truth, or, you can go with a =
guide who really knows his stuff (or her =
stuff).  It is like taking a tour of the rain =
forest.  The best guides we have found are =
actually biologists or other life science degreed people.
For coffee, our first tour, and probably one of =
the better is just as Phil said: Café Britthttp://www.cafebritt.com/Not only is the tour worth the time, but it keeps =
you in San Jose a bit longer and there is so much =
to see in that city.  Many of us, and I totally =
get this, want to get to our destination, whether =
it be friends or relatives, or a beach or inland =
camp.  But, when we travel there, we leave at =
least one, but usually two days to see even more =
of San Jose.  It is a 25 minutes flight from our =
home in Manuel Antonio, but a 3 hour drive - =
which is incredible - for that, hire a driver who =
knows the way and can give you a tour.  The time =
speeds by.  And, should you be in a faster mood, =
the new toll road should be open soon.
Good luck and enjoy.
Stephen
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5) From: John and Emma
My wife and I went about 4 years ago and enjoyed it. It is where I first
learned how to use an air popper to roast your own greens. That was the trip
that led me to my new found obsession.
John H.


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