Today was a surprise. I thought I was going to tour the local provincial capital - Alajuela. Instead I got carted off to a coffee tour - not a real farm, but a bean buyer and roaster with a small plantation for tourists. I and many dozen other old gringos walked through the coffee plants, learned about the different stages and etc. When the presenters asked for a couple of tasting volunteers, I jumped up and earned a cap for my expert opinion, which got a couple of laughs.