Situated at a perfect elevation for coffee growing and a world away from the hustle and bustle of San Jose, the capital city of Costa Rica, Finca Rosa Blanca offers an in-depth tour of the coffee farm, the processing plant and the roasting house. Enthusiastic guides will share their extensive knowledge on how organic coffee is grown, cared-for, harvested, processed and roasted to produce some of the world’s best coffee beans. You will learn about coffee through the ages, Costa Rican Coffee history and you will become skilled at discerning the fine quality of the freshly roasted Finca Rosa Blanca coffee at a “catacion” or cupping session. Hiking the lush tree-shaded coffee fields you will discover how coffee is grown and harvested. During the season, you will have the chance to pick and taste the ripe coffee berries with the folks from the neighboring towns who will share their knowledge and show you how to quickly fill a basket with the ripe red coffee fruit. Families bring their lunch and everyone enjoys the sunny days and the fun of picking coffee together. Costa Rican school holidays fall during the harvest season so that everyone can pitch in and help bring in the “grano de oro” or the Golden Bean. The next stop is the farm's processing mill, or "beneficio', where the bean is separated from the fruit and naturally sun-dried before being roasted and prepared for enjoyment. Our coffee is air and sun- dried on suspended hammocks called parihuelas. With the farms own on-site roaster, Finca Rosa Blanca is considered an estate coffee, where every step of the growing, processing and roasting is done on the plantation.
Our organic coffee is environmentally friendly, grown only by sustainable methods. The farm is certified organic by the International BCS Oko, sustainable by Rain Forest Alliance and The National Institute of Coffee in Costa Rica. We will explore the other sustainable crops produced on the farm including banana, plantain, orange, mango, water apples, loquats, guava and lime. You will enjoy salads made with our famous banana vinegar sourced from the many varieties of bananas which shade the coffee plants. Our organic waste and coffee pulp is used to produce organic fertilizers for the farm, the orchards and organic gardens at Finca Rosa Blanca. Learn how the experts discern and rate gourmet coffee by participating in a “coffee cupping” (catación) session with our knowledgeable Coffee Tour Guide. Sit out on the spacious deck and enjoy the views of the volcanoes above and coffee fields below while experiencing a real coffee cupping and learning more about the benefits to the environment and the community of an organic sustainable coffee farm. Private tours can be arranged at an extra cost with the front desk, if the guide is available and weather permits.
What to bring:
camera, binoculars, comfortable shoes or sandals, sunscreen and a hat.
Departure time: 9:00 a.m. or 1:00 p.m. Driving time: Length of tour: 2.5 hours Difficulty Level: low Includes: interpretative guide, coffee to taste, walking sticks and ponchos.
You are welcome to walk through the farm on your own along many of the roads and trails available. As many as 150 species of birds have been identified on shade coffee farms. We encourage you to take our bird watching tour through the grounds of Rosa Blanca and our coffee plantation. Stop into the Casa Del Café to watch coffee being roasted and enjoy our interpretive Local Coffee & Culture exhibition.
We understand that a unique family holiday should be an experience different from any other vacation you have enjoyed in the past. We offer all the spirit, real fun, adventure, luxury and comfort that families want most, elevating the experience to world-class standards at one of Costa Rica’s most highly acclaimed sustainable luxury resorts.
Irazu , Turrialba, and Poás are the 3 active volcanoes within miles of Finca Rosa Blanca and Barva Volcano directly above the resort is the largest in land mass of all the 292 documented volcanoes in Costa Rica. Join us in exploring these beautiful mountains and cloud forests on foot, zip line, mountain bike and horses. Discover wild rivers and cascading waterfalls, big cats, quetzals, tapirs and eagles.
The Inn is only 15 minutes from the San José International Airport. With its own luxuriously appointed vehicle, the Inn will arrange for transportation to and from the airport, or any other destination within Costa Rica.
Since 1985, when we began our project at Finca Rosa Blanca, we have always had several important goals in mind: to leave the minimum possible trace of our existence and to be as eco friendly and sustainable as a small eco hotel could.
Finca Rosa Blanca Coffee Plantation and Inn is the perfect honeymoon destination, featuring spacious honeymoon suites with spectacular views of volcanoes, cloud forests and even a warm tropical waterfall. Wake to the swallows flying by your windows while enveloped in the luxurious Rosa Blanca bamboo linens and airy duvets.