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Down to Earth Coffee Shop

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La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park 4417, Costa Rica
+506 8381 5749
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07:30 - 20:00
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Ontario
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112 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Where to begin? Mattias the owner is knowledgeable, passionate and a general good time to be around. We enjoyed our many visits to his store. We sought this out as soon as we arrived to La Fortuna as it came highly recommended from a guide in the Manuel Antonio area that we really liked. So we found it and our... More 

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127 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped for a quick coffee and had a chat with the owner who was rally passionate about coffee. We loved e taste of the coffee we were given and ended up buying a bag to take home. Really relaxed atmosphere and a good place to stop and people watch.

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Thank Lady B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Matias and his daughter greeted us warmly in this family-owned coffee shop. Each of us tried coffee in its many forms: hot, iced, coffee shakes, and liqueur. We even bought some coffee beans from his family farm and can't wait to try the different roasts. Very friendly, honest, and informative!

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Thank Lauren B
Dallas, Texas
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56 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were enthusiastically welcomed to this coffee shop by Mattias and his daughter. We just stopped by for coffee, but ended up with a great conversation, a lesson on different roasts, and some friends who we already connected with on instagram. Highly recommend this spot for some great coffee and conversation!!

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Thank BBfromBigD
Hood River, Oregon
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I can't say enough good things about our experience with Matias. We stopped by for one of his free tastings. It was a great conversation about all things coffee and we both learned a ton. Matias is passionate about what he does and has a charismatic presence. I would highly recommend stopping by for one of his tastings. Back home... More 

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Thank Justin E
Maryville, Tennessee
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a great time in Matias's coffee shop. He shared lots about his coffee and made an excellent espresso cortado. We all enjoyed him immensely and purchased several bags of coffee. He also called a taxi for us one night when we couldn't find one in La Fortuna due to it being a busy night.

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Thank lou0322
Ballan, Australia
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98 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

The coffee is all grown, harvested, roasted etc. by the owners. The owner explained all about growing coffee, the different coffees and roasts. He is definitely a man who enjoys his work. Apart from coffee they sell chocolate coated coffee beans and a coffee liquor. A great place to visit, enjoy a cup and to spend some time learning all... More 

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Thank Arthur C
Matias Z, Owner at Down to Earth Coffee Shop, responded to this review

Arthur, hi. Thank you for your great review, i really appreciate it. The only problem is that Trip advisor thinks i get too many perfect reviews like yours so i may end up becoming a victim of my own success. :) I hope the rest of your trip went well. Remember that the next meeting will be in my highlands... More 

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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

Matias, Thank you for spending time with us and teaching us how to be coffee connoisseurs! We enjoyed our visit with you and were very glad to take home coffee for our friends and family!

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Thank planetkaren
Matias Z, Owner at Down to Earth Coffee Shop, responded to this review

Wow, thank you very much, i am floored by your review. Really appreciate it. As it stands, i have been warned by Trip Advisor about my "perfect" string of reviews so i wish you would have done 4 instead of 5...hehehe Again, thank you for your support and for spreading the gospel of good coffee, i hope that you stay... More 

Kitchener, Ontario
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37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

Had great coffee - worth a visit. They had weird hours though - went by around 8pm one night and were closed.

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Thank laurenm13
Matias Z, Owner at Down to Earth Coffee Shop, responded to this review

Lauren, hi. Very sorry you found us closed. We indeed have weird hours, sometimes i have to race to my highlands farm which is 180 miles away so we have a less than perfect record for keeping the schedule of the shop. Thank you for your review of our coffee, really appreciate it, hopefully Tripadvisor will not think it is... More 

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29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

I went to this coffee shop because I saw great reviews about it and I got to say the coffee is amazing I have tried coffee all around the world and I can say this is in my top 10. The gentleman who owns the coffee shop and the and makes he's own coffee he is very knowledgeable about coffee.... More 

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Thank Michael V
Matias Z, Owner at Down to Earth Coffee Shop, responded to this review

Michael, hi. thank you for your great review, that is what we strive for, specially giving people a lot of information about the coffee and what makes it different and special. Thanks again and let's just hope tripadvisor does not think your review is too perfect, they have "warned me" about these, they dont think they are real. :) More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$2 - US$6
Cuisine
Cafe
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Parking Available
Open Hours
Sunday
07:30 - 20:00
Monday
07:30 - 20:00
Tuesday
07:30 - 20:00
Wednesday
07:30 - 20:00
Thursday
07:30 - 20:00
Friday
07:30 - 20:00
Saturday
07:30 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park 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
Description
We appreciate your good intentions to rate us but please refrain from doing so...WE DO NOT believe on TA!

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