Costa Rica – Starbucks Coffee Farm


What? :

On our way to Poas Volcano Park we made a short stop at Hacienda Alsacia Starbucks Coffee Farm.


Looks like that Hacienda Alsacia, scenic 240-hectare coffee farm is Starbucks first and only coffee farm that combined a coffee store with amazing viewing deck and it also has organized tours in the farm (Adults - $30.00).



Arabica beans were first introduced to Costa Rica in the 1700s. Today coffee is an important part of Costa Rica economy.

To help ensure the future of coffee, the mission of Hacienda Alsacia is clear: Create best practices to make growing coffee more profitable for small-scale farms; develop the next generation of disease-resistant, high-quality coffee; and share information and resources freely with farmers around the world.


Where? :

Hacienda Alsacia Starbucks Coffee Farm is located on the slopes of Poás Volcano, less than one hour away from Costa Rica’s capital, San Jose.

If you are coming from San Jose, use road 130 that is climbing out of Alajuela, it will be changed into road 712 to reach the location.

If you are on your way back from Poas Volcano Park than take road 146 and then turn left into road 712.

Google Map Link



When? :

Year round.

December to April is the dry season at Costa Rica and I recommend visiting the state when there is less chance for rain.

It’s also the most popular time to visit, so expect more tourists and crowds. Book things you know like hotel, park entries, rental car as far ahead as you can. 

When traveling to Costa Rica you should always be prepared for some showers no matter what time of year you are visiting.


Daily Hours of Café & Gift Shop:  8 a.m. - 6 p.m.


Due note 1: This is a nice stop on your way to/from Poas Volcano Park visit.


Due note 2: Plenty of free parking


My thoughts: This is probably the most beautiful Starbucks coffee store you can probably find anywhere in the world, or at least at places I visited 😊