You may be used to heading to Starbucks for your cup of morning joe, but now, you can check out one of its coffee farms as a travel destination in Costa Rica.
Visiting coffee farms is already a must-do for travelers in Central and South America, in order to get in the tourism game, Starbucks built a 46,000 square foot visitor center on the Hacienda Alsacia farm – situated an hour by car, north of San Jose. For a 90-minute guided tour and coffee tastings, each ticket costs $25. Not bad to truly understand how your favorite types of roasts come to life.
The tour begins at the nursery where you can browse through mini coffee seeds. Then, the tour takes you through the harvesting process via wet mill, drying patio, coffee bodega, and research that takes place in a green house. The tour ends at the cafe, where you can drink fresh coffee to go with breakfast or lunch options.
Starbucks has already been embedded as the start of our daily lives for decades, this seems like the perfect opportunity to learn more about the story behind coffee making. Not a bad excursion in Costa Rica to stay fully wired!
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