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Itinerary

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.

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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.

Highlights
  • Tour a coffee farm and learn about coffee production
  • Taste delicious Colombian coffee
  • Try picking coffee beans yourself
  • Comfortable transport with hotel pick-up and drop-off
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Reviewed 5 days ago
Amazingly Authentic

We had an amazing time! Jose and Nena were wonderful, and I'd recommend them to anyone that comes to Medellin. They were not only very knowledgeable and excited about coffee, but they were also a fun and beautiful couple that were very welcoming. The great...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago
Andres is the best!

I started this review with our tour guide's name... Andres! The make or break of any great tour is the guide and Andres is a consummate pro. We did both a city tour and a coffee tour with on separate days. BOTH were outstanding yet...More

Thank Funtime4957
Reviewed 1 week ago
Best tour ever

I read the reviews before I selected these guys for our coffee tour, and they were so positive I thought this company must be great, but people had to be exaggerating somewhat, they can't be THAT good. And in fact they were not that good,...More

Thank ncschwartz
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Outstanding Coffee Tour with Andres, Nena and Jose

This was a wonderful experience. The coffee farm is a working small family farm and you get to know the farmers as well as all the steps from picking the beans (wear shoes you can get wet and muddy!) to cleaning, drying and roasting. You'll...More

Thank Rebecca G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
WEAR JEANS AND SNEAKERS ON THIS TOUR!!

Andres was my tour guide and it was a private tour. He was very knowledgeable and personable about the area. It was only about 30 minutes outside town and I felt very safe the whole way. The coffee farm has about 1,000 trees and it...More

Thank Michele S
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