HACIENDA ALSACIA: THE ONLY STARBUCKS COFFEE FARM IN THE WORLD!
Hello! Hope you’re doing great. Today I’m going to share with you a bit about our visit to Hacienda Alsacia, the only Starbucks Coffee Farm in the world! The farm opened up to the public back in March. Call me basic, but I love Starbucks. I go at least twice a week for my almond milk, sugar free vanilla iced latte <3 (Yes, I know a latte is mostly milk in the end, I still love it!) I can also enjoy a cup of black coffee, as long as it’s good, with a bit of sugar. Just the smell of coffee is comforting to me, and I’ve always wanted to know the exact process from the bean to our coffee cups, so when I heard about the opportunity of visiting the farm, I of course jumped at it.
The farm is in Alajuela, around a 1 hour drive from the city. I went with Jake (boyfriend), my sister (Ale) and her boyfriend/practically my brother (Jason). We all met at about 9 AM and drove over there together. Once we got there, we explored the farm for a while, since it was about 30 minutes before our tour started. The views are amazing up there! And the air feels so clean and pure, it’s always enjoyable to get out of the city, even if it’s only for a few hours. After exploring, they called us to start the tour at 10:30 AM.
Our tour guide was super nice and funny, we really enjoyed the tour! I’m not going to tell you too much about it so that you can hopefully visit and do the tour as well! But they explain the coffee process in great detail, and it’s super interactive as well! You also get to try the coffee at the end of the tour, which was so delicious!
The tour lasts 1 hour and a half, I feel like it was the perfect amount of time because it really went into detail but it didn’t get unnecessarily long either, and if you had any questions the tour guide was very knowledgeable, so you could ask him anything coffee related! The fact that coffee fruits are still hand-picked in 2018 was surprising to us, as we thought that by now a machine would probably be doing it. I feel like I’ll enjoy coffee cups a lot more now that I know the rigorous process it’s gone through! They also have a café (which is pretty overpriced), but it has of course amazing coffee and yummy pastries as well, so we did purchase some after the tour and hanged around the beautiful views. I’m so happy we got the chance to experience this, it was a really unique experience!
Hope you enjoyed the post! As usual, feel free to ask me any questions about it and I’ll be happy to answer :)