Ocasa Coffee Farm

I was told it was a 60-minute walk away but that it probably was faster, so I decided to walk, leaving at 3pm. Sooo, I know I was tired, but I was walking at a reasonable pace and yet somehow after 50 minutes the place was still no where in sight. Every few turns you saw a sign for it, but then it wouldn’t be there, I was starting to think it was a joke. I saw a couple jeeps pass me and I should have just flagged one down, but instead kept walking my way downhill in flip flops (and now added a blister) to eventually get there 15 minutes late for my tour. I was a little bit salty (or should I say bitter 😉 ) but eventually I started having fun when I ran into some people I met on the trail earlier.

The coffee farm tour was pretty cool. I’ve done one before but this one was more hands on. They actually had us walk through the fields and pick the red beans (they are ready to be picked when red) and put in a traditional basket tied around our waist. Then they showed us the machines used to process them. Lastly, we sat down for a tasting. They had us smell two kinds of coffee and asked which we liked better, I apparently picked the “cheap” one that supposedly is only used on the streets. I always did enjoy an instant coffee. The other smelled too sour for me, and of course, once I tried it, I thought it was too sour. I was telling the Dutch people from the hike about my ridiculously long walk to the coffee farm (Ocasa). It became a running joke, but then it looked like we all may need to walk back because they didn’t send enough return trip jeeps! Supposedly two more jeeps were coming, a blue and a yellow in 5 minutes. Knowing 5 minutes was more like 20 minutes, we tried to get a beer but the shop had just closed so we walked back to the eager group with no cervezas. Finally, the blue jeep came first and we aggressively forced our way onto it. Sitting never felt so good.

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I really liked the Dutch couple (they were funny) and wanted to go play Tejo again with them, but my feet were not having it, so I went back, stopped for a quick dinner (I ordered Chicken filet that was literarily in the shaped of a chicken cut in half and I did my best to eat it) and then went straight to bed!

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