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Cafe Ruiz Coffee Tasting

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Interesting tour, learned a lot

The 3- hour tour was very informative and we learned a lot about coffee, Boquete and Panama in... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Informative and joyful

Carlos, the local tour guide, gives a good insight into the growing of coffee plants and the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
via mobile
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The 3- hour tour was very informative and we learned a lot about coffee, Boquete and Panama in general. Carlos was very friendly and answered all our questions. The only downside was that we only got to drink minimal sips of 3 different coffees in...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Carlos, the local tour guide, gives a good insight into the growing of coffee plants and the processing of it. He did so in a very entertaining way engaging his audience. Overall a great experience that ended with coffee tasting at their cafe.

Thank traeveling1234
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I went on three coffee tours in Boquete. This was by far the best. A complete tour from the agricultural end to the industrial side. Plus they make you feel valued.

Thank Reuven S
Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile

Carlos is the perfect person to be the Tour Guide because of his long employment with Ruiz, his mastery of English, his knowledge about coffee and his personality. The tour starts and ends at the cafe in town. In between, we ride with Carlos to...More

Thank KSSeaB
Reviewed 21 June 2018

This tour guided by Carlos was great. He is very knowledgeable, funny and very entertaining. Carlos was picking coffee beans at this coffee plantation when he was a child. The whole experience with the coffee tasting at the end was fantastic. There are many coffee...More

Thank Foncho11
Reviewed 25 April 2018

Our guide was fantastic - he told stories of coffee from marketing aspects to the local stories of why the prices of land in the area have spiked over the recent while. The tour of the coffee making process was insightful - we got to...More

Thank Akhil R
Reviewed 9 March 2018

This tour was very interesting. I do not drink coffee, but my husband loves it. Even though I'm not a coffee drinker I enjoyed this tour very much and learned a lot about the agricultural and ecological as well as economic aspects of coffee. Carlos...More

Thank vaugkimb
Reviewed 23 January 2018 via mobile

I took advantage of the coffee plantation tour at Ruiz. Our guide Carlos was extremely knowledgeable about the coffee business and skilled in explaining the operation to us. His sense of humor made this presentation most enjoyable. I would highly recommend the extended Ruiz tour...More

Thank Glenn S
Reviewed 16 January 2018 via mobile

My wife and I stopped into Cafe Ruiz for a coffee and snack on our way into Boquete. The coffee was amazing but we were both really disappointed in the lack of choices for pastries/snacks.

Thank Bill B
Reviewed 26 December 2017

It's a nice place to spend some time. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and was able to answer all questions as well as expound on some things about coffee.

Thank Robert M
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6 March 2016|
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Response from patrickmollet | Reviewed this property |
3 hours, if I remember correctly
25 February 2016|
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Response from Rebel500 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, as long as they enough to fill the tour van, we were told (we had 5 of us on our tour). If the weather was too rainy/dangerous (as you do walk around amongst the coffee bean trees it might be cancelled).