What To Expect
Thinking about Colombia, coffee is one of the first things that come to our mind. Our country offers the perfect conditions with its climate, its rich soil and our passion for coffee. This tour is perfect for you if you don't have time to go on a full day tour but still want to discover the secrets behind Colombia's famous coffee and visit an authentic coffee farm. The farm we'll visit has a rain forest certificate and produces a small amount of high quality coffee.
After driving a short distance on the city highway we'll make our way up the hill almost to the top to get to the coffee farm. You might already know that coffee plants grow best in higher altitude, but the cafetero -the farmer of the coffee farm- will tell us more about it!
Before we begin to explore the coffee farm we'll be greeted with a warm-hearted welcome and get to enjoy the typical Colombian hospitality and cheerfulness.
Then we start our tour walking on narrow paths through the coffee plants and get an idea about how much work it will be to harvest the coffee beans and transport them to the finca to be sundried and processed. Depending on the month of our visit we get to see the coffee fruits in different stages of their growth. We also get to know more about the essential climate and why Medellín is a perfect place for growing coffee.
Next we'll have a look at the different stages of the artisanal coffee processing that has been inherited from generation to generation and is preserved by the cafetero with great care. We will get to see and learn about the different machines and installations that are used by the cafetero to select the best fresh beans and turn them into raw beans ready to get roasted. Feel with your own hands how freshly peeled coffee beans feel like and watch how the same beans are roasted manually on a stove.
Walking back to the main house, we are longing for a delicious cup of coffee, or tinto as black coffee is called in Colombia. While we are invited to sit down and relax, it's worth getting a glimpse at the house and its interior, beautifully designed in typical colors of the region. Here the cafetero will show and tell us about different options of brewing coffee and while we sip our tinto we can ask him everything else we'd like to know about coffee. We'll enjoy a typical Colombian snack like an arepa or empanada before we'll head back to the hotels in Medellín.
Hotel pick up and drop off
Professional tour guide
Guided visit of the coffee farm
Coffee tasting and snack
Tips and gratuities
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