San Jose

Britt Coffee Tour from San Jose with lunch. Private Tour

San Jose, Costa Rica
Private Britt Coffee Tour from San Jose
  • 5 hours
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Coffee lovers, get your fix on a tour of the Café Britt plantation including private transfers from your San Jose hotel. Learn the history of this famous Costa Rican export, and see firsthand how coffee beans are cultivated, roasted, and transformed into fragrant elixir with a behind-the-scenes look at the farm and processing facilities. Browse products at the Britt factory store, order a freshly brewed drink from the coffee bar, and enjoy a buffet lunch from the plantation’s own restaurant.
  • Half-day visit to the famous Café Britt plantation from San Jose
  • Get a behind-the-scenes look at the coffee bean lifecycle on a plantation tour
  • Watch how beans are expertly roasted and tasted for gourmet flavor
  • Learn about the history of Costa Rica's coffee industry with an entertaining live show
  • Order a freshly brewed drink from the coffee bar
  • Enjoy a buffet lunch at the plantation restaurant
  • Includes private, round-trip transfers from San Jose hotels

What's Included

  • Lunch
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Private transportation
  • Private Tour Guide
  • Britt Coffee Tour Show
  • Alcoholic Beverages

Meeting and Pickup

Pickup points

Select a pickup point

Start time

10:00 AM

Pickup details

We pick up at all hotels in San Jose area. If your hotel is not listed please send hotel name and address

What To Expect

Begin the day with pickup at your San Jose hotel, and enjoy the comfort of a private, air-conditioned vehicle on a drive through the scenic countryside of Alajuela Province to the Barva de Heredia farm, home of the famous Café Britt coffee. Boasting Costa Rica's original coffee tour, the plantation has welcomed more than half a million guests since 1991. Hear about the history of the crop and how it has transformed the local economy during a live show with actors.

Follow the lifecycle of the coffee bean on a plantation tour, beginning in the nursery. Learn how Costa Rica’s soil and climate provide ideal growing conditions and how farmers carefully cultivate and select the finest beans for harvest. Continue on to the roasting area, where special techniques are used to extract the best flavor from dried beans, resulting in delicious aromas. Watch how expert tasters ‘break the cup’ to identify flavor characteristics, and see how the final, gourmet product is packaged and shipped all around the world.

After the tour, taste the famous Café Britt flavor for yourself with your choice of beverage from the coffee bar. You'll also enjoy a delicious buffet lunch from the on-site Don Prospero Restaurant, surrounded by lush tropical gardens. Before the return trip to San Jose, browse the gift shop and factory store, where freshly roasted beans and other coffee products can be purchased and shipped home as a delicious memento of your visit.

Britt Coffee Tour

3 hours Admission Ticket Included


30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.


7 reviews
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Great experience
Timothy_B, Apr 2024
Learned alpt about coffee process and Britt is very good because you can try all the coffee from the different regions.
Godswill_O, Nov 2023
Lovely experience; very educative and entertaining. Tour guide great, pick up service reliable. I’d recommend
Response from Host, Nov 2023
Thank you very much for your positive review. We really appreciate it
Simple academic tour
Frank_M, Apr 2022
Nice general education. Similar to classroom. Poor English communication Nothing scientific. Nothing about helping farmers.
Response from Host, Apr 2022
Well we are sorry if you didn´t like the experience. This tour is one of the top ones in Costa Rica for coffee lovers, run by a very famous coffe company in Costa Rica and basically for entusiastics about the plant and drink. It is a general tour as you said, nothing scientific off course and not for Ph.D professionals- Sorry for the inconveneince. Costa Rica is a world´s leader in coffee industry and there are many scientific institutions providing deep knolodge about coffee production and support to farmers. Maybe next time feel free to contact us and we will provide excellent contacts on this matter.

From $175.00

up to 24 hours before the experience starts (local time)

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