Behind the Beans

A love of coffee is holding steady, and Costa Rica offers some of the best beans in the world. Here at Finca Rosa Blanca Coffee Plantation, the harvest season is in full swing with the coffee trees replete with ripe red coffee cherries. The coffee harvest experience includes learning the entire process of organic cultivation and harvest, cleaning the berries of the fruit, and then drying the beans. If you are lucky you can join the local pickers and become part of the “family”, as they hand select only the ripest red coffee cherries for picking. You learn how the experts discern and rate gourmet coffee by participating in a “coffee cupping” (catación) session with one of Finca Rosa Blanca’s knowledgeable baristas and tour guides. The coffee cupping is finished with a visit to Finca Rosa Blanca’s coffee bar where guests learn how to make a traditional Costa Rican cup of coffee using the old-fashioned chorreador method.

The love of coffee includes Finca Rosa Blanca’s signature Coffee & Chocolate Scrub in our Targua Wellness Center. Made with premium organic coffee from the plantation, this aromatic and delicious handmade body scrub contains antioxidants that detoxify, rejuvenate and revitalize, creating a delicious experience, leaving skin glowing with health and radiance.

As Costa Rica’s culinary culture is an important aspect of the annual coffee harvest, you can join a cooking class to learn the skills to make traditional recipes with one of Finca Rosa Blanca’s expert chefs. As harvesting, cupping and cooking will build an appetite, the resort’s Coffee Connoisseur’s tasting lunch or dinner can be served on the deck of the restaurant overlooking the Central Valley and mountains that surround San Jose. A 5 course tasting menu with all the dishes made with Rosa Blanca Coffee will entice any palate.

For more information contact reservations@fincarosablanca.com

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