Denver, CO (PRWEB) June 05, 2012
GroupOn has partnered with the travel agency LatinExplore to offer a discounted Costa Rica coffee and culinary tour vacation deal. Travelers save $779 when they receive a 42% discount but there is limited availability and the deal ends in nine days.
With 2.25 billion cups of coffee around the world being consumed daily, Costa Rica coffee tours provide tourists with the unique opportunity to learn the secrets behind a great cup of coffee.
The history and development of Costa Rica is closely tied to its coffee plantations. The first coffee plantation was developed in 1779 and by 1829 coffee was already a major source of revenue surpassing tobacco, sugar and cacao.
The Espiritu Santo Coffee Tour proudly represents the pure coffee tradition and history of Costa Rica. Located on 640 acres of prime coffee plantation in Naranjo, Costa Rica, tourists will experience the transformation of seeds in to some of the finest coffee beans the country has to offer.
The tour begins with rancho “El Mirador” where samples of their delicious and prime gourmet coffee can be sampled. After meeting the tour guides, tourists are taken to the seedling station where they have the opportunity to see the different stages during the first year of the coffee plant.
One of the most important icons in Espiritu Santos coffee history is the oxcart. Tourists will discover why the oxcart is so important and why it’s painted with so many colors. The story of the national saying “Get on the Wagon” will also be revealed.
Tourists head to the coffee wet mill where the group will see and learn how the beans are peeled, selected, dried and stored. The tour continues at the roasting room where the coffee flavor and aroma arise.
The next stop wisps tourists back in time to discover and experience how the Espiritu Santos ancestors lived. Inside a small replica house the 200-year old brewing techniques are discussed and why a "chorreador" is still used instead of a coffee maker.
It’s now time to learn how to taste coffee from expert international tasters. Visitors have the opportunity to further develop their ability to identify what qualities make a great cup of coffee.
The tour ends in the souvenir store where visitors will find all the coffee they want.
Travelers can purchase the discounted coffee and culinary tour on GroupOn until June 14th (limited availability). For questions about travel to Costa Rica please contact Monica McIntyre at 1.888.340.4943 or visit LatinExplores website latinexplore(dot)com.