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Published: March 20th 2015
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This is the first part of the Combo tour we took in San Jose, Costa Rica in April 2013. This tour comprised of the Doka coffee estate, Poas volcano and La Paz Waterfall Gardens, all of them located in Alajuela province. On the morning of the tour we managed to have a quick breakfast at our hotel before the tour van came to fetch us at 6:30. We were the first to be picked up, and 11 more peopl... Read Full Entry



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There are banana trees too at this coffee plantation too!
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Alajuela, Costa Rica

This bunch doesn't look ripe yet.
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Alajuela, Costa Rica

Hmmm...should I pick one?
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Alajuela, Costa Rica

Starting to grow....
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Alajuela, Costa Rica

These are grown to a good length.
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Alajuela, Costa Rica

Beautiful hydrangea flowers.
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Alajuela, Costa Rica

Clematis flowers.
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Alajuela, Costa Rica

More clematis flowers.
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Alajuela, Costa Rica

Cart used in the old days for transporting coffee beans.
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Alajuela, Costa Rica

Another old coffee cart.
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Alajuela, Costa Rica

Our guide showing us around the coffee processing plant.
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Alajuela, Costa Rica

This looks like a grinding machine.
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Alajuela, Costa Rica

Bags of coffee beans ready to be shipped somewhere.
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Alajuela, Costa Rica

Different qualities of coffee beans. The one on the right is the best quality.
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Alajuela, Costa Rica

Hernan our guide explaining to us about coffee exports.
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Our guide is showing us how to rake the coffee beans to dry them.
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Alajuela, Costa Rica

Not sure whether I'm doing it correctly!
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Alajuela, Costa Rica

At the packing plant.
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Alajuela, Costa Rica

Coffee roasting machine.
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Alajuela, Costa Rica

More lovely flowers in the compound.
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Alajuela, Costa Rica

The nursery where other trees and plants are grown.



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