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A Coffee-making Masterclass from Costa Rica

1 hour
Group size
Up to 30 people

Visit a Costa Rican coffee plantation for a coffee-making lesson

Ever wonder how coffee is made? Join naturalist and expert Guillermo for a virtual visit to go behind the scenes of a Costa Rican coffee farm. You’ll go beyond brewing and see how your favorite cup of coffee goes from bean to your mug at breakfast. To show you how coffee is made, Guillermo will invite you to a coffee plantation in Costa Rica. He’ll show you how the coffee plant grows, how coffee beans are picked, how the beans are dried, and more. You’ll also learn how coffee export is an essential part of Costa Rica’s economy, and get a look into the lives of the workers who live on the plantation. Of course, once you learn how coffee is made, you’ll want to brew your own perfect cup. Guillermo will show you how to do that, too! Get his tips for making a café Americano at home—plus see a special surprise lesson on a favorite coffee drink. You’ll have to tune in to find out what it is!

Shared real-time experiences

Online Escapes are livestreamed, so you’ll use your computer, phone, or tablet to connect with your host and others around the world.

What you'll need to participate

  • An internet connection
  • A device that can stream audio & video

We also recommend bringing

  • A French press (or an automatic coffee machine!)
  • Your favorite mug


Overall rating 4.9 out of 5
Based on 8 authentic and unedited participant reviews
Virtual coffee made me happy
10/30/20 by Darlene

I genuinely enjoyed this experience. The only thing that was missing was the aroma of the roasting coffee. I had a cup of coffee in my hand, and just sat back and took in the warm hospitality of our Tico guide Guillermo!

EF Go Ahead Tours replied on 11/23/2020

Hi Darlene, Thank you for joining us and for letting us know about your experience! We are so glad you enjoyed this Escape!

Amazing class!
10/30/20 by Rachel

I learned so much about the coffee making process that I never knew. I want to buy some of the coffee to taste because it sounds so good. The host was easy to understand and explained everything in great detail. This makes me...

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EF Go Ahead Tours replied on 11/23/2020

Hi Rachel, We are really glad you enjoyed this class and were able to "Escape" to Costa Rica for a little bit. Thank you for joining!

Excellent overview of Costa Rica and coffee
10/26/20 by Monet

Guillermo Ayub and his daughter shared over an hour with us on a Zoom call through my university. He gave a brief history of Costa Rica, the topography, the climate, renewable energy, sustainability and conservation efforts ...

EF Go Ahead Tours replied on 11/23/2020

Hi Monet, Thank you for sharing your thoughts about this Escape. It would be our pleasure to travel with you to Costa Rica as soon as it is safe. Be well!

A great lesson on how coffee is processed
08/24/20 by Kathy

Our Online Escape to a Costa Rican coffee plantation was a fun and informative way to spend 1+ hours. Guillermo and his daughter Maria Luisa were very personable and knowledgeable. It was a very interesting and informative ...

EF Go Ahead Tours replied on 9/09/2020

Hi Kathy! Sounds you had a very wholesome time with Guille and Maria Luisa. We are glad this experience exceeded your expectations and learned so much along the way. Pura vida!

Great tour
08/24/20 by Jennifer

Only problem was that it was hard to hear him some of the time so I feel I missed out some. Because of that I may want to take it again.

EF Go Ahead Tours replied on 9/09/2020

Hi Jennifer, We are sorry that the audio wasn't working at certain points during the Escape. This class is certainly a great one, so please reach out to so with any questions you m...

Getting ready

How do I participate in this virtual coffee-making class?

All Online Escapes are virtual experiences, so for this coffee-making lesson, you’ll need an internet connection and the ability to stream audio and video. You can use your computer, tablet, or phone—whichever you prefer.

A link to manage your reservation, along with details about how to join, will be included in your confirmation email.

Who else will be joining in this online coffee making class?

Our Online Escapes are led by hosts from around the world. When you join this coffee-making class, you’ll meet your host, Guillermo, a Naturalist Guide in Costa Rica, as well as anyone else who signs up. Each Online Escape has a maximum group size listed. Currently, Online Escapes are led in English and available to anyone in the United States and Canada.

What do I need for this coffee-making class & coffee farm visit?

To get the full experience, we recommend bringing:

  • A French press (or an automatic coffee machine!)
  • Ground coffee
  • Favorite coffee mug
What if I need to cancel?

While we hope you don’t have to, you can cancel your reservation online for a full refund up until 24 hours prior to the start of your Online Escape. You can read our full policy here.

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