Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Coffee Kids Tour Costa Rica

Tour to Explore Coffee and Culture, Nov. 6-11, 2007

ScholarsJoin Coffee Kids for a fun and informative tour to beautiful Costa Rica. This five-day tour will focus on the student scholarship project supported by The Rural Children's Education Foundation (FHC), which helps young students continue their education. On this trip you will have the opportunity to learn how coffee and grassroots community development serve as critical elements to providing families and communities the opportunity to secure a dignified standard of living and hope for the future.

Coffee Kids has been supporting FHC since 1996. Scholarships help defray the costs of textbooks and supplies, transportation, and school uniforms. Since the project's inception, more than 7,000 students have benefited. Many of them have returned to their communities to work as teachers, agronomists or accountants.

For more information or to reserve your spot on the trip, please visit JavaVentures.

Price: $1,295 (Land Costs Only)*

Washing CoffeeOn this trip you will:

  • Meet with farmers to understand how coffee and Coffee Kids support community development in Costa Rica.
  • Observe Coffee Kids and FHC projects in action.
  • Understand the coffee process from tree to cup.

Itinerary Highlights**:

Day 1: Tuesday, Nov. 6 - Arrive in San Jose, capital of Costa Rica, and receive welcome and orientation .

Day 2: Wednesday, Nov. 7 - Visit COOPESARAPIQUI Cooperative to witness a scholarship awards ceremony for local students and then spend the night near the Arenal Volcano and enjoy an evening tour.

Day 3: Thursday, Nov. 8 - Visit COOPELDOS Cooperative for a demonstration of the coffee process from tree to cup, hosted by of the youth members of the cooperative.

Day 4: Friday, Nov. 9 - Spend the day at COOPESANTAELENA Cooperative and learn about a project developed by young coffee farmers.

Day 5: Saturday, Nov. 10 - Visit the SINTERCAFE Coffee Conference.

Day 6: Sunday, Nov. 11 - Return to the United States

* Tour fee includes a donation to the The Rural Children's Education Foundation.

** Price is per person, double occupancy. Single supplement is $350. Itinerary is subject to change.

For more info click on link list : Coffee Kids

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