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Half-day Coffee Plantation Tour: Learn everything about coffee with us

Highlights
  • Tour a coffee farm and learn about coffee production
  • Taste delicious Colombian coffee
  • Try picking coffee beans yourself
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Half-day Coffee Plantation Tour: Learn everything about coffee with us
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Half-day Coffee Plantation Tour: Learn everything about coffee with us
USD 54.00
Overview

Learn about the coffee production process from bean to cup with this half-day tour. Enjoy the scenery as you ride 50 minutes from Medellin to El Poblado, then sample delicious Colombian coffee as you discover the production stages including planting, depulping, fermenting, roasting, and grinding. Tour the coffee farm and try picking some of the beans yourself.

What to Expect

From your hotel we head to the coffee farm in our comfortable private car.

Once there, a charming married couple of farmers welcomes us with a delicious cup of coffee.

While you are enjoying a nice cup of coffee, the expert gives you an informative introduction into the world of Colombian coffee. Feel free to ask any questions.

After this very entertaining introduction, we begin the walk around the coffee farm.

Picking the Coffee Beans

We start by picking the beans ourselves as the farmer guides us in the process and provides tips about  how they should be picked, how this task is done by women and men alike, wages, lifestyle and everything about coffee pickers.

At the end of this activity, we will weight your load to see who did the best job.

Depulping and Fermenting the coffee

At this stage the skin is removed leaving the slimy beans apart.

Once they have been separated, the beans go through a fermentation  process for 20 hours where they will lose their slimy surface and continue to the next stage.

Drying the coffee beans

The beans need to be completely dry in order to be processed. This process is extremely  important to ensure good quality.

To do this, there is usually a kind of tent called Marquesina that keeps and increases the heat inside drying the beans faster.

This process depends highly on the weather. In rainy seasons it can take around 5 days but it should never be more than a week.

Threshing, Roasting, Grinding and Packing

When the coffee beans are completely dry we need to remove the husk.

So we use an artisanal threshing machine to do that.

When that process is done, the coffee is called "Green Coffee". This is the stage at which most of the Colombian coffee is exported.

However, at the farm the process goes further with the roasting process having 3 different levels depending on your taste.

Highly roasted, medium-high and medium.

All of them are roasted at 200 degrees Celsius (392 F).

The next process is the grinder, where we put the brown roasted beans to grind.

The last process is packing the fresh coffee you just processed (which you can buy at the farm for a good price).

You will surely have the most authentic experience in Medellin just by learning and enjoying  at this coffee farm with its owners.

So, why not join us in this fun and informative experience? Just fill out the booking form and have the Coffee Plantation Tour with us.

Reviews (26)
1 - 5 of 24 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Excellent tour with amazing people!

The coffee plantation tour with Andres and the owners of the plantation was amazing! Andres was very informative and very friendly with the whole group. The owner's son (who is also called Andres) picked us up to our hotel (we were two couples). He arrived...More

Thank cristicampos14
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
Amazing half day trip!

We traveling from Canada and book with Andres. He is extremely knowledgeable and wants to make sure you have the best trip possible. Speak very good english and absolutaly puntual when he pick it up us. You can not miss this expérience! The tour of...More

Thank Janet G
Reviewed 27 August 2018
Coffee Oasis So Close to Medellin!

Be sure to escape the pace of Medellin for half a day to this nearby coffee oasis! The short and comfortable drive to the farm, with its amazing views, is part of the experience. During the drive, Andres provides the right balance of engaging conversation...More

Thank BrianBonet
Reviewed 23 August 2018
Unique and Fabulous Experience!

The coffee plantation tour with Andres was a truly amazing experience! An extremely informative and interesting tour in beautiful surroundings that we will cherish forever. The hosts are gracious, welcoming and lovely. We recommend the tour for young and old. A unique opportunity to learn...More

Thank Susanne D
Reviewed 22 August 2018 via mobile
BEST FARM TOUR EVER!!

Andres was amazing!! He was extremely friendly and informative! Jose and Nenó treated us like family!! They made us feel welcomed! I highly recommend this farm tour over any other. You feel like family vs. tourist!! You will not be disappointed. We will be back...More

Thank Mia B
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