Top 5 Coffee Vacations for the Summer


It's summertime and everyone's looking for a low budget vacation that isn't traditionally 'touristic'. Coffee-tourism is a great alternative! They're not only a fun way to learn about the process of coffee production, but also a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in local communities! Plus, you'll never look at coffee the same way once you have the experience of working in these farms. Here are our 5 picks of coffee farming communities where you can spend around a week (or more) enjoying some pristine scenery and contributing in the farms and learning about the process of coffee production:

Antigua, Guatemala

Flight: $589 (roundtrip)
Hostel: $16/night
Meals: $12/day
Harvest Season: November - March

Kona, Hawaii

Flight: $838 (round trip)
Hostel: $25/night
Meals: $30/day
Harvest Season: September - March 

 

Sidama, Ethiopia
 

Flight: $1298 (round trip)
Hostel: $16/night
Meals: $6/day
Harvest Season: November - February

  

Tarrazú, Costa Rica


Flight: $513 (round trip)
Hostel: $10/night
Meals: $9/day
Harvest Season: November - February

 

Sumatra, Indonesia


Flight: $1232 (round trip)
Hostel: $10/night
Meals: $5/day
Harvest Season: January - March

Note: Flights are from Denver, Colorado. Although the harvest season may vary, they're all open for tourists during the summer (June - August) and there's always a lot to do in the farms throughout the year!



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