What is Permaculture?

Permaculture is a branch of ecological design, ecological engineering, environmental design, construction and integrated water resources management that develops sustainable architecture, regenerative and self-maintained habitat and agricultural systems modeled from natural ecosystems. The term permaculture (as a systematic method) was first coined by Australians Bill Mollison and David Holmgren in 1978. The word permaculture originally referred to "permanent agriculture" but was expanded to stand also for "permanent culture," as it was seen that social aspects were integral to a truly sustainable system as inspired by Masanobu Fukuoka's natural farming philosophy.

Permaculture is a philosophy of working with, rather than against nature; of protracted and thoughtful observation rather than protracted and thoughtless labor; and of looking at plants and animals in all their functions, rather than treating any area as a single product system.
—Bill Mollison


A Glimpse of a Tour

Here we have one of our tour groups tasting the freshly brewed coffee. 

When presented with the three cups of coffee (consisting of: light roast, medium roast, and dark roast), one is truly able to distinguish the difference between our coffee, and any coffee tasted before the tour.

Some of out visitors begin the tour thinking they prefer a cup of dark roasted coffee; however we have had many of dark roast lovers realize they truly prefer the light roast.


This part of the tour is just before we enter the heart of the coffee farm.

Here we have one of out visitors looking over our drying pallets.  Instead of using eletricity to dry our coffee beans we use solar energy.

Here, we put one of our visitor to work.  She wanted the experience of picking coffee; needless to say, she strapped the picking basket around her waist and was ready for a day's work.

At a glance, it may seem as though it is a backbreaking job; however, it's so easy, it is a pastime of Costa Rican children.

Who we are!!!

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Toledo Coffee Tour is a small family operation based on sharing a message to the world; We can live in harmony with Nature!
Tour de cafe Toledo es una pequeña operación familiar basada en transmitir un mensaje al mundo; si podemos vivir en armonía con la Naturaleza!

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