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Doka Estate Coffee Tour In Costa Rica

The Doka Estate Coffee Tour. Tour this a very large coffee plantation and go from the beginning to the end of the coffee growing and roasting story. It is very educational.

Doka Estate Coffee Tour In Costa Rica – Doka Estate is located in the coffee capital of Costa Rica, Sabanilla, Alajuela. The farm belongs to the Costa Rican Vargas Ruiz family, pioneers of coffee production for more than 70 years.In 2000 and 2001 Doka Estate was awarded as the best Estate coffee of Costa Rica for two consecutive years by the Associación Semana International  del Café (SINTERCAFE).

From the Seed to the Cup

The main objective of the Coffee Tour is to educate and inform the local and international population with regard to the whole production process as well as the processing of coffee. The tour takes place on the Doka Estate, where you can learn about the production, the harvesting, the processing plant and the roasting of the grain.

Costa Rica has a large variety of microclimates and altitudes within short distances. This route explains how the different climatic factors favor the taste of our coffee.

Guided by an expert, the visitors will receive extensive information, which will make this activity an incomparable experience.

* The tour begins in the seedbed. There you will observe and be explained the development process of the plant up to the point of recollection of the ripe grain. You will also learn about the history of the estate, its owners, the production and varieties of plants, the geography of the area and the traditional ways of cultivating the grain.

* The second station is the oldest humid coffee processing plant, declared to be an Architectural Heritage for Humanity in 2003, that works by hydraulic power. In the receiver you can see the first classification of the grains, afterwards the process of de-pulping of first and second quality coffee takes place in the grinders.

* Next, the natural honey of the grain is cut in the fermentation tanks and a process is carried out that is significant to the taste of the coffee. The coffee that has been dried in the Guardiola or on the patios under the sun, is stored in the warehouse. This grain is ready to be peeled, and then exported or roasted in the country.

* Finally, the roasting plant Café Tres Generaciones is visited, where you will be explained and can observe the different types of roasts that are offered.

* Once the tour is over, a visit is made to the Doka Estate souvenir shop, where you can find the coffee packed in sealed bags. You can also find pieces hand made by Costa Rican craftsmen.

* You will enjoy a wonderful typical lunch at the Estate restaurant overlooking the coffee fields

Note: This tour may be added to your itinerary but only from San Jose

Non-Private Transportation may stop at multiple hotels before or after your pickup and drop-off times.


  •          Transportation to and from San Jose Area
  •          Bilingual certified guides
  •          Fruit and snacks on the river
  •          Ice cold drinks
  •          Towels
  •          Lunch. (Photo service available on most trips)

Tour Info

  •          Tour Rates:$ 65 Per person  –  Minimum of 2 persons
  •          Transportation may stop at multiple hotels before or after your pickup and drop-off times.
  •          Duration:5 hours
  •          Schedule: Departs daily at 7:30am
  •          Requirements: No Minimum age

Private Tours

Private Tour Info

  •          Tour Rates: $ 65 Per person  –  Minimum of 2 persons
  •          Transportation Private Transportation can be arranged by our agents.
  •          Duration:5 hours
  •          Schedule: Departs depending on ocean tides, you must call for time
  •          Requirements: No Minimum age

What to bring

  •          Fast drying clothing (surf shorts, outdoor hiking type synthetic clothes).
  •          Adventure sandals, tennis shoes or light hiking boots.
  •          Camera or video (we have individual dry bags).
  •          Change of clothes and towel.
  •          Sunscreen – Insect Repellant

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Bill Beard’s Costa Rica has privately escorted tours and first class accommodations  throughout the country that may be added to other packages.
We also offer world class adventure tours, scuba diving, surfing, sailing and fishing.
We arrange everything in advance, so you can relax and enjoy your vacation.

For single, triple, quad or group rates, contact our agents.

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Doka Estate Coffee Tour In Costa Rica

Bill Beard

Bill Beard is the true pioneer of scuba diving in Costa Rica, started diving from dug out canoes in 1970. Bill Beard's Travel specializes in individual, group, honeymoon, family vacation packages, scuba diving, snorkeling, sailing, surfing and adventure tours. Our attention to detail defines us.