Saturday February 8
With a rented car, we drove 3 hours to the Doka Estate Coffee plantation which is just north of San Jose. The grounds were absolutely beautiful! We learned how the plant grows, about the beans, separating the skins, drying and roasting processes. Doka is the largest coffee plantation in Costa Rica, they export 90% of what the process. For Decaf coffee, they ship the beans to Germany where they naturally remove the caffeine in exchange Germany keeps the caffeine for other products.
After the tour we had lunch in their restaurant, then drove to San Jose airport to drop off Sue and Al. It was a great three weeks with them!