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I’m Paulina, I love all things cashmere and I believe that almost anything can be cured with an iced latte. Very few things in life make me feel as happy as traveling and exploring new places and cultures. I’m here to share my experiences as well as my take on style, beauty, well-being, food and more.

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HACIENDA ALSACIA: THE ONLY STARBUCKS COFFEE FARM IN THE WORLD!

HACIENDA ALSACIA: THE ONLY STARBUCKS COFFEE FARM IN THE WORLD!

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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.

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 Our tour guide explaining the process of sun-drying the coffee beans

Our tour guide explaining the process of sun-drying the coffee beans

 Some of my favorite humans

Some of my favorite humans

 Sun-dried coffee beans

Sun-dried coffee beans

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!

  We got to plant our own coffee beans!

We got to plant our own coffee beans!

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!

  My jeans:&nbsp;  Bershka  , (  similar  ) My Boots:&nbsp;  ASOS

My jeans: Bershka, (similar) My Boots: ASOS

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 Different coffee roasts

Different coffee roasts

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Hope you enjoyed the post! As usual, feel free to ask me any questions about it and I’ll be happy to answer :)

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