Tico Coffee Tickles the Taste Buds
The best part of waking up is Costa Rican coffee in your cup.
This tropical nation has always produced some of the finest coffee beans on planet earth, and business is still booming. Back in 1779, some coffee beans from Cuba made their way to our beautiful paradise and have been thriving ever since, becoming one of the biggest money-makers for Costa Rican farmers.
Costa Rica coffee is almost exclusively hand-picked and extremely versatile. High elevations and rich volcanic soil are key factors in producing a bright, clean taste. Nutty or sweet, light roasted or dark, from fruity to chocolate-tinged, there are thousands of coffee farms in this Central American wonderland creating excellent product year in and year out.
Coffee is ingrained into so many aspects of Costa Rican culture. There are even laws on the books regarding coffee cultivation and production. One famous law is that it’s illegal to produce coffee that isn’t 100-percent Arabica. It’s the only country in the world where such a law exists.
Coffee Tours near the Southern Pacific
For the true coffee enthusiast, there are daily farm tours in various regions of the country. A good amount of these tours are located in the province of Alajuela, closer to the international airport in San Jose. Here you can find the famous Britt Coffee farm, as well as the Coffee Institute of Costa Rica.
For guests staying at one of YouGetHere’s vacation homes in the Southern Pacific, the closest coffee farm tours to our rental homes are located in San Isidro, about 40 minutes east of Dominical. Finca la Puebla Organic Farm is one such option in the southern zone.
Coffee to enjoy at an Ocean View Villa in Costa Rica
If you’re looking for coffee brands to purchase upon arrival, we have a few suggestions.
But here’s the thing about many local supermarkets: outside of tuna cans — stacks on stacks of tuna cans, like towers in the sky — coffee takes up more shelf space than just about any other product. Don’t get intimidated! If you’re coming off a red-eye flight and just looking to grab a quick bag of delicious coffee before checking into your vacation rental, we suggest brands such as Cafe Britt Costa Rican Tarrazu Montecielo, Cafe 1820 Especial, Volcanica Coffee and Teasia Coffee. Any of these options are sure to get your morning on the porch started off just right.
Local Cafe for a coffee break
We also suggest you check out the nearby cafe’s in Dominical and Uvita and try some of the lesser-known local brands, like Dominical’s Cafe Mono Congo brand “Monkey Punch“, and Cafe Delicias’ where they serve up a hot cup of premium coffee made by Dota.
If you are staying closer to Uvita, check out Sibu Cafe and Coffee Store where one recent guest reviewed the coffee to be the best they’ve had in their entire life! Can’t beat that. This is also a great stop to stock up on gifts for all the coffee and chocolate lovers back home.