SAN GERARDO DE DOTA, COSTA RICA
SAN GERARDO DE DOTA, COSTA RICA
Kahawa is located in Savegre, San Gerardo de Dota, near Cerro de la Muerte, one of the Costa Rica’s highest peaks. The drive takes approximately 2 hours from San José heading southeast in the Pan-American highway. As one drives up, marvelous views appears before your eyes, carrot & potato plantations, the country side, and on a clear day, general overviews of the Cartago Province and Valley.
Admidst dazzling flowers, showing amazing shades of colors and where centennial oak trees show their impressive roots sits Kahawa, at an altitude of 7000 ft above sea level, surrounded by the unspoiled ecology of the area. The song of the Resplendet Quetzal, in it’s magical fly, is a sample of the exuberant biodiversity that lives in the area. A collage of green trees and mountains. A peaceful setting enhanced by the sounds of the river in its endless travel through the rocks, lets you fell nature and see it come alive, in a place where the mist of the scenery sets the mood for those searching to get away from it all.
Besides our menu, at Kahawa you will find a relaxing place where to walk and tour around the garden and river that surrounds us. Our terrace is an ideal spot to enjoy a tea infusion, hot chocolate or a freshly brewed cup of Costa Rican offer. Visit our Hydroponic garden, and see where the vegetables you are eating come from. Our promise is to offer you fresh, local dishes of high quality.
Sowing vegetables in our hydroponic farm, allows us to offer you, our visitor, the freshest vegetables that have required a minimum amount of fertilizers to grow, bringing to your tables vegetables that have just been cut and have no kinds of pesticides. Hydroponic farms, are an alternative to agriculture in big scale and lands, because in a small portion of area, you can grow larger amounts of vegetables. This allows us to continue protecting our lands and forests.
Introduced in San Gerardo de Dota circa 1958, rainbow trout requires colder waters to reproduce, so they find the perfect atmosphere offered by the Savegre River to reproduce. At Kahawa, trout is the main star in our menu. We offer a variety of dishes that include trout, from appetizers like trout pate, to delicious main dishes. We even smoke trout in place for the dishes that we offer.
A delicate flower protects the fruit of the golden berry, a fruit tree of great beauty. Known as the “fruit of love” it is rich in Vitamin A,B and C, besides containing potassium, iron, phosphorus and zinc; and it is also attributed with anti carcinogenic properties and anti oxidants as well. Originally from Peru, it is cultivated in Costa Rica only in highlands, such as San Gerardo de Dota. We use it in juices, fruit plates, desserts and others.
Being at more than 7,000 feet above sea level, the area of San Gerardo de Dota cultivates peaches of excellent quality and flavor. We prepare refreshing peach juice, and preserved fruit.
As indicated by its name, this papaya comes originally from the Andean areas of Chile. It is reproduced in heights between 4000 – 9845 meters above sea leavel, so it adapts perfectly to the climate and height of San Gerardo de Dota. It is a smaller version of the regular papaya, as its size is between 6-15 centimeters in length and its fruit is yellow. We prepare delicious preserved fruit with its syrup.
There is a long tradition of blackberries being offered in the Costa Rican menu, mainly because of the delicious juice that can be prepared from the fruit. In Costa Rica, blackberries grow very well in all the area of Los Santos (from which San Gerardo is a part). It is common to observe blackberry bushes in our area that offer a good amount of this fresh fruit. The fruit is known as a great anti oxidant, rich in vitamin C and widely known for its low calorie count.
A traditional product in the area of San Gerardo, is it reproduces perfectly at this height. Try our apple pie, Evelyn’s specialty! You wont regret it!
An exquisite fruit of unique flavor. It contains high leves of fiber, reason why it provides great nutritional values, while also being a great ally to your health, as its properties help clean the lungs and a great help also in constipation cases or stomach problems. We generally prepare it as preserve fruit.
A different kind of fruit, that is conferred with properties to reduce cholesterol, vitamins, while being low in calories. We use it in marmalades and as preserved fruit.
Included in the list of the “super foods” because of its great properties, when helping with a better intestinal transit and as a regulator of digestion. It is attributed with properties to prevent colon cancer, while being a great help in cases of constipation.
You can reach us for information and reservations at:
CAFÉ KAHAWA - SAN GERARDO DE DOTA, COSTA RICA
Phone: (+506) 2740-1081
Hours: Monday-Sunday (7:30am-6:00pm).
Dinner upon reservation
MAIN OFFICE IN SAN JOSE:
Monday to Friday 6:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday 6:00 am – noon
Phone: (+506) 2293-8181
Fax: (+506) 2239-7657
For general information, send us an email using the following form. Our agents will reply in a period of 24 to 48 hours.
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