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El Toledo Coffee Tour
Ranked #1 of 4 things to do in Atenas
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: We are a sustainable organic coffee farm. We have been using sustainably organic practices for over fourteen years. Today we are happy to consider ourselves environmentalists first, and coffee farmers second.
Reviewed 29 August 2017

El Toledo, a family owned organic coffee farm is a must experience for coffee lovers! My husband enjoyed the tour even though he is not a coffee drinker! Gabriel is very knowledgeable regarding growing coffee organically as well as incorporating other fruits and vegetables on the farm with the coffee plants to create a more profitable income. I was amazed by what I learned about farming the fruit, the processing process, and to the table. Gabrielle 's mother made coffee for us, light, medium, and dark roast to taste. The coffee is very good...brought some home!!! A great experience!!

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Marsha T
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Reviewed 7 August 2017

Visiting El Toledo Organic Coffee Farm was the highlight of our trip to Costa Rica. It is well worth the drive to the town of Atenas, just outside of San Jose. Gabriel's family has been farming in this region of Costa Rica for multiple generations and he is exceptionally knowledgeable about growing, harvesting, drying, roasting, brewing and educating people about coffee beans. Additionally, he is passionate about organic farming practices and you learn so much about the biodiversity of organic farming. We highly recommend you take this tour. It will change your entire perspective on organic foods.

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank Dr_C_and_E
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Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

Gabriel is extremely knowledgeable and a very good teacher. His family story shows the cost and benefit from moving from chemical based monoculture farming to organic to diverse shade growing. Very worthwhile and inspiring. Delicious coffee.

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed 7 July 2017

We never did the tour and wish we had! We had picked up some El Toledo coffee from the Atenas Farmers Market when we first arrived in Costa Rica. It is truly the best coffee I have ever had. We ended up making two more trips to the farm to buy more during our month-long stay in Costa Rica. This is a lovely, family-owned operation. We had a delightful typical Costa RIcan lunch there also. Sometimes they have coffee wine available for purchase (it's a new product for them) which is really interesting! We had to take some home for friends! A really fun, pretty drive and if you use "WAZE" you will have no problem finding this place! You will want to call or email and not just show up as they do have days they are not available for tours or lunches.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Brandon H
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Reviewed 7 June 2017

We drove there our self, got a bit lost but found it in the end and it was so worth it. Very informative, my coffee has improved markedly from what i learned!

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank travelPixie100
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