[Homeroast] Coffee tours in Costa Rica?

Howard Degenholtz howard.degenholtz at gmail.com
Tue Aug 21 08:35:44 CDT 2012


Thanks for the suggestions!   I think I will send Tom from Sweet Maria's a
note.  I'd love to tour one of the plantations that he buys from.
Cheers,
--Howard

howard.degenholtz at gmail.com


On Mon, Aug 20, 2012 at 7:33 PM, Zara Haimo <zara at haimo.net> wrote:

> I don't remember getting any tips from anyone on this list, but there are
> a couple of small coffee roasting places about 15 minutes from the airport
> on the way to the coast.  One is a place called simply Cafe on the main
> road (Highway 21) from the airport on the right as you head to the coast -
> it's a bit off the road in an unpaved parking lot and might be easy to
> miss.  Their lunch menu looked good and they sell roast beans.  They said
> they bring their organic roasted coffee in from Cartago Province and sell
> it within a couple of days, so it shouldn't be stale.  We bought some there
> on the way from the airport to use in the house we rented and we all liked
> it.  The second place is a little further down on the same road in a
> shopping center with a Home Depot type of store called the Do It Center -
> the coffee roaster is called Sun Burst Coffee
> http://www.sunburstcoffee.com/visit_us.htm and is in a smaller building
> off to the side.  They roasted on the premises.  We only found it as we
> were leaving, so I didn't buy anything there, but their lighter roast beans
> looked and smelled good.
>
>
> On Aug 20, 2012, at 12:42 PM, Howard Degenholtz <
> howard.degenholtz at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > Hi,
> > Did you ever receive a response to this request?  I am planning a trip to
> > Costa Rica next year....
> > Thanks,
> > --Howard
> >
> > howard.degenholtz at gmail.comcafe liberia
> >
> >
> > On Wed, Dec 7, 2011 at 3:14 AM, Zara Haimo <zara at haimo.net> wrote:
> >
> >> I'll be spending a few days in northwestern Costa Rica near the city of
> >> Liberia.  Is that near any good coffee farms I should visit?
> >>
> >> Also, how easy is it to get decent coffee in Costa Rica?  I assume I
> won't
> >> be able to bring any home roast with me, so I'll be depending on
> whatever I
> >> can find there and hope they don't export all the good beans.
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