For most people, coffee makes the world go around. And for the Costa Rican economy, it certainly does. Most of the country has been build with coffee revenue during the 19th and 20th centuries and although it produces 1% of the world coffee because of its size, is the 14th largest producer. All thanks to its good quality. If you love the smell of fresh coffee, you need to visit these places we recommend.
With an attractive concept, El Jardín is located inside a charming bus surrounded with plants. Open early in the morning, just in time to start the day with a fragrant cup of coffee. You can find any coffee you want, from espresso, cappuccino, latte to affogato, cold brew or their own blend. Enjoy with their selection of cookies, pastries, sandwiches and brunch. They also have beers, wine, cocktails and a small, but tempting, menu for lunch or dinner.6am-9pm
Olo Alaia specializes in good coffee and craft beers. With a nice surf style you can try their carefully created menu for coffee. From traditional like espresso and latte to the bolder cold brew or bulletproof (with coconut oil and butter). They have many options to accompany your coffee with, like banana bread, caprese empanadas or vegan bliss balls. And if you loved their coffee, you can buy a bag for your house.7am-7pm (+506) 2682 1204
Behind the gas station in Nosara town
Want to try fresh roasted Costa Rican coffee? Then you must visit Beach Blend. They have a wide variety of coffee produced in different parts of the country. If you’re not sure what you want, they can explain each variety and process to you and let you smell each one. It’s perfect to take some bags home. They even ground the beans for you there with the size that you want and seal package them. You can try their coffee too, there’s little space in the shop, but you can take it to go.6am-6pm, Saturday and Sunday 6am-3pm (+506) 2682 1234
If you like to have your coffee with fresh baked goods, Café de Paris’ bakery is what you need. This well known bakery has a team of Swiss and Costa Rican bakers, which makes their products a delicious fusion of cultures. Daily fresh baguettes, Costa Rican cocadas (coconut macaroons), french chocolate croissants, passion fruit cheesecakes, banana bread and even vegan apple tarts. Anything you want to accompany your Costa Rican coffee. And the restaurant has a menu for breakfast and lunch too.7am-5pm. (+506) 2682 1036 www.cafedeparis.net/
Craving for bagels? In Bagel House you’ll find the best bagels, with options like ham and cheese, vegetarian, salmon and cream cheese, and even pizza bagels. There are also wraps, salads, waffles and gallo pinto, great for both breakfast and lunch. You can enjoy your bagel with a flavorful coffee in their terrace next to a majestic old Guanacaste tree.7:30am-3:30pm. (+506) 2682-5448