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Down to Earth Coffee Shop

Diagonal 301 Avenue | 0.5 miles from the junction with Rt 702, Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos 4417, Costa Rica
+506 8381 5749
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  • Excellent77%
  • Very good18%
  • Average2%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“coffee beans” (12 reviews)
“coffee tour” (8 reviews)
“take home” (10 reviews)
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Diagonal 301 Avenue | 0.5 miles from the junction with Rt 702, Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos 4417, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We happened to drive past it looking for places to visit. The fee for the waterfall entry was way overpriced so we decided to drive around. Came across the Down to Earth sign and was waved in. It's truly a hole in the wall place...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Mangrovejumper
Reviewed 1 week ago

popped in here on a whim, juliana greeted us from the road and met matias as well. both are awesome people. their family run coffee farm and shop is worth the visit. wish we had time for the tour. o and their coffee is the...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank P R
Reviewed 5 November 2018

My wife and I were recommended by a friend to spend a couple of hours at Down to Earth Coffee Shop. We did and we were quite happy in doing so. Matias is a wonderful host, very informative and a passionate coffee cultivator and educator....More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank irisharpe
Reviewed 19 October 2018

Matias is seriously the master of his craft! Extremely knowledgable about what he does, and deeply passionate, he will instill excitement and wonder even in those who don't drink coffee. (I arrived not liking coffee at all, but one cup of his cortado changed me.)...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank maegangindi
Reviewed 16 October 2018

Mattias was a great host with an interesting story to tell. Our one and a half hour tour turned into almost three hours. He was so welcoming, knowledgeable and funny. He even gave us the opportunity to add to his nursery by planting new coffee...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank IlonaM150
Reviewed 27 August 2018

The best coffee of all, enjoy my visit to this place very much, it is wonderful as the attention is very personalized and without doubt we had a great time.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Bradford G
Reviewed 27 July 2018

So blink and you'll miss it when your passing, I had to turn around and come back, doesn't look like a coffee shop except for the posters, but it's worth going to. Best coffee in Costa Rica, some of the best I've had in the...More

Date of visit: July 2018
1  Thank Edd A
Reviewed 6 July 2018 via mobile

Stopped on the way back from the waterfall to pick up some coffee to bring home. At first glance you think you are in the wrong place, but as soon as you go inside you realize you are in the realm of a serious coffee...More

Date of visit: July 2018
1  Thank Reactor1966
Reviewed 1 June 2018 via mobile

My boyfriend and I didn’t know what to expect going on this tour. When we got there we were greeted by a very friendly Matias. He gave us such an amazing tour of his “classroom” and coffee tasting. He spent more time with us than...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank anastasia_kp
Matias Z, Owner at Down to Earth Coffee Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 2 June 2018

Thank you, Anastasia. Your visit and your enthusiasm for coffee was a highlight for me. I hope you had a safe flight back. My best to Dan.

Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

We stopped by to try a cup of Costa Rica’s best coffee, and got so much more! The owner’s daughter, Juliana, and another employee, Christine, were beyond amazing to us. So friendly and knowledgeable, they truly went above and beyond while we were there. They...More

Date of visit: April 2018
1  Thank Melissa W
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eric t
29 February 2016|
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Response from Matias Z | Property representative |
We are located in the road behind the church, in downtown Fortuna. We have a terrace with tables and we have adventure companies on both sides: Desafio and Wave.
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
US$2 - US$6
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
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Open Hours
08:00 - 17:30
08:00 - 17:30
08:00 - 17:30
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Diagonal 301 Avenue | 0.5 miles from the junction with Rt 702, Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos 4417, Costa Rica
  • Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Alajuela  >  Arenal Volcano National Park  >  La Fortuna de San Carlos
  • Phone Number: +506 8381 5749
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Come visit for true coffee knowledge and outstanding coffee quality. This is the location where we sell the coffee that we Grow, Mill & Roast in our Dota/Tarrazu plantation. Our coffee shop/store is in a new location, surrounded by a coffee plantation. Come have a cup of coffee, take coffee home or take our Coffee Tour. You will love our new setting. We have tables and rocking chairs right by our coffee plantation.
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