ORGANIC COFFEE, GOOD PEOPLE, & AN EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCE
Welcome to El Toledo!
Toledo coffee is a project that features coffee production in harmony with the environment. Here on the farm, we try to use natural resources to produce our organic coffee in a way that minimizes the impact on nature! To be able to reach this objective it is necessary to make a lot of changes to a typical coffee plantation-changes that we have implemented over the years and are glad we did.
First of all, an organic coffee plantation requires a different way of living and thinking about life. We cannot think that the most important thing is the money, because our health, our future, and the environment are priceless!
Once we achieved this change in our thinking, the next step was a matter of understanding and opening our eyes to everything we do in order to preserve our future and our health. In another words, we had to avoid using chemicals and damaging the environment in a way that could harm our health and put our future at risk! It is important to understand is nature, as simple and as complicated as it is! Nature acts wisely. It is able to make everything grow in harmony, however, when we try to control everything in our own way, we break all those functions using xtechniques that would make more problems instead of doing better!
Did you know people can grow organic products and still be against the environment?
We've learned so many things in our 20 years experience that we want to share with you! Now, our method of production is not only compliant with all the standards of organic farming in accordance with the certification we have. It's more than that. It's using the standards of nature to work with and not against it, and that is the principle by which we live and operate our plantation!
To get a better feel for what we´re about, please feel free to have a look at this video, which was created by a student who came to stay and work with us:
Tours available only with reservation!
NAVIGATE THE SITE
For more information about our coffee tours, please click the "Coffee Tour and Booking Information" link above. This will give you more information about our tour and lead you to a booking form. The other option, of course, is to simply e-mail us with your requested reservation. Under this page, you can also find links to reviews of our tours and pages we have scanned on from our guestbook.
Once you have booked our tour, we strongly encourage you to visit our "Getting to El Toledo" page to learn about the most direct way to navigate (either on your own or via public transportation) to our farm.
For further information, you can review our "Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)" page and our "Other Costa Rican Attractions" section for more ideas of sights to see and places to visit throughout Costa Rica.
Finally, if you are interested in mountain biking, make sure to head over to our "Mountain Biking Tours" section, and we can offer you an experience you'll never forget!