One of the most interesting activities in the area is visiting Café Cristina, a small-scale organic coffee farm about 9km northeast of Orosí, on the road from Paraiso to Turrialba, which has been toiled by an American family since 1977. The charismatic owners, Linda and Ernie, offer ninety-minute tours ($10; reservations essential) and take great pride in explaining every stage of the coffee-making process – from growing to milling to roasting. The tour culminates in one of the sweetest cups of coffee you’ll taste in Costa Rica.

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