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Royal Coffee Costa Rica Origin Trip 2019
March 3rd – 8th, 2019

This trip will be led by Royal team members Alex Mason and Laurel Wirth in partnership with our host E&H Sucafe.

Join us in Costa Rica for an unforgettable coffee experience. Our trip will take place in the dry warm season, which coincides with the harvest of the highest altitude coffees. Costa Rica boasts cooperative membership that ensures fair prices for producers and member services that are the model for other Central American countries. Acquire a working understanding of honey process in its many forms, and be the first to taste new crop microlots!

  • Get face time with Royal’s in-country partners: exporters, cooperatives, and producers that we have worked with for years

  • Taste fresh crop coffees

  • Experience different coffee processing techniques that have the industry buzzing

  • Enjoy the first right to purchase exclusive microlots

 

To book, please email Rosy at rhernandez@royalcoffee.com. She will register you and Mark will process your deposit of $500.

 

Please note: Maximum number of guests for this trip will be capped at 15, so make sure you put in your deposit as soon as possible in order to secure your RSVP, as this is a first come first served basis. Registration for this trip closes on February 8th. We hope you will join us!

 

Itinerary Overview:

March 3rd:
Arrive Juan Santamaria International Airport. We’ll meet and stay at the Holiday Inn Escazu. You will need to book a room for this night only, all other nights will be arranged by Royal Coffee.

March 4th:
Visit the renowned Dota processing wet & dry operations at Coope Dota R.L, El Cedral and Vapor production areas. Lodging at Hotel Valle Verde Spa.

March 5th:
Morning cupping sessions and a visit to Finca La Esperanza. Return to San Jose, lodging at the Holiday Inn Escazu.

March 6th:
Depart to Cafe de Altura San Ramon, afternoon cupping session. Return to San Jose, lodging at the Holiday Inn Escazu.

March 7th:
Depart to Coope Palmares R.L, visit the Honorio Estate. Afternoon tour and cupping session. Return to San Jose, lodging at Holiday Inn Escazu.

March 8th:
Depart to Specialty Coffee Association of Costa Rica (SCACR) offices, E&H Sucafe S.A. cupping sessions. Lunch & wrap up meeting at the Costa Rica Country Club.

 

Pricing

We offer a single occupancy rate of $869 and a double occupancy rate of $549. A $500 deposit is due by January 31st. The remainder of ticket price is due by February 15th.

 

What is included with my ticket?

Royal Coffee will arrange all transportation and accommodations between March 4th – March 8th. Breakfast and lunch are included.

 

What is not included?

1. Your flight to and from San Jose is not included, so you will need to book your own travel. We recommend arriving in the early afternoon on March 3rd. Our group leaves promptly at 7 am the next day.

2. Lodging at Holiday Inn Escazu on March 3rd.

3. If you are planning on spending the night on March 8th, you will need to book your own room and dinner. If you have questions or need recommendations, we can help.

 

How do I sign up?

The first step is to email Rosy at rhernandez@royalcoffee.com. She will register you and Mark will process your deposit of $500. We will collect your flight information and passport numbers once you’ve booked and send you a more detailed itinerary.

 

FAQ

When does registration close?
Registration for this trip closes on February 8th, 2019.

 

Can large parties attend?
Space is limited so we are asking that groups are kept to two people, although we are happy to consider larger groups on a case-by-case basis.

 

Do you issue refunds?
We are able to process refunds until February 4th.

 

When should I arrive?
We recommend an early afternoon arrival on March 3rd. Our day begins at 7am on March 4th!

 

When should I depart?
We will wrap up after lunch on Friday, March 8th, so we recommend leaving Saturday. If you would like to leave on Friday, please make sure to budget enough time to make your flight!