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Specialty Coffee 101, History - Processing - Professional Cupping and More! provided by BQT Tours & Shuttles

Specialty Coffee 101, History - Processing - Professional Cupping and More!

Specialty Coffee 101, History - Processing - Professional Cupping and More!
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Duration:
2–3 hours
Group size:
9
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    2–3 hours
  • Group size:
    9
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
If you are a coffee lover, Boquete has a place in your heart! You are invited to a journey into the specialty coffee world in one of the nicest coffee farms in Panama! Bonita Springs of the Miro Family provides beautiful specialty coffees to many international roasters and baristas. You will have exclusive access to a real working farm, not a coffee museum or touristic display, but the Nitty-Gritty on how some of the most delicious coffee in the world is produced, processed and distributed for everyone to enjoy! Quality comes in small batches, so on this tour our maximum capacity is 9 people, we want to be able to give personal attention to everyone and answer all of your questions within our reach. We strive for the best experience from beginning to end.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2-3 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, Spanish
What to expect
  • The tour starts at your hotel, transportation from and to your hotel is included. Start time is at 9:30 am and you will be picked up in a comfortable vehicle. The total duration of the tour is between 2.5 to 3 Hours. Upon your arrival you will be welcomed and the order of the activities will be established: 1) Short hike through the coffee plantations: Your guide will enlighten you about the origins, history, varieties and structure of the coffee fruit most likely you will also be able to taste this intriguing and delicious unexpected flavors. Bring comfortable closed / hiking shoes, long pants and rain jacket is preferred. 2) Processing station: From the moment the harvest is delivered to the main building to the drying facilities and the methods used, you will be able to comprehend the effects of proper handling of the coffee before the roasting moment. A walk-through the equipment and the workers in action will show you how much work is needed to make a great cup of the elixir of the wise. 3) Professional coffee tasting session: At this point we will enter the cupping room, whereas with the proper instruments and techniques we will follow the steps for evaluating and scoring specialty coffee. The owner of the farm is the president of the SCAP (Specialty Coffee Association of Panama), Therefore we go by the book on this, no shortcuts or made up schemes!  4) Specialty coffee shopping: At the end of the tour you will have access to some of our special stash, from the most common to the most exclusive coffee on a medium roast profile and even some coffee silver skin tea will be available for purchase.  Our goal is to share our passion for coffee with you and help you get familiar with the specialty coffee world basics, as you become a more educated consumer you will make better choices next time you visit your local coffee bar or specialty coffee shop. Share the Love!
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2-3 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
  • The tour starts at your hotel, transportation from and to your hotel is included. Start time is at 9:30 am and you will be picked up in a comfortable vehicle. The total duration of the tour is between 2.5 to 3 Hours. Upon your arrival you will be welcomed and the order of the activities will be established: 1) Short hike through the coffee plantations: Your guide will enlighten you about the origins, history, varieties and structure of the coffee fruit most likely you will also be able to taste this intriguing and delicious unexpected flavors. Bring comfortable closed / hiking shoes, long pants and rain jacket is preferred. 2) Processing station: From the moment the harvest is delivered to the main building to the drying facilities and the methods used, you will be able to comprehend the effects of proper handling of the coffee before the roasting moment. A walk-through the equipment and the workers in action will show you how much work is needed to make a great cup of the elixir of the wise. 3) Professional coffee tasting session: At this point we will enter the cupping room, whereas with the proper instruments and techniques we will follow the steps for evaluating and scoring specialty coffee. The owner of the farm is the president of the SCAP (Specialty Coffee Association of Panama), Therefore we go by the book on this, no shortcuts or made up schemes!  4) Specialty coffee shopping: At the end of the tour you will have access to some of our special stash, from the most common to the most exclusive coffee on a medium roast profile and even some coffee silver skin tea will be available for purchase.  Our goal is to share our passion for coffee with you and help you get familiar with the specialty coffee world basics, as you become a more educated consumer you will make better choices next time you visit your local coffee bar or specialty coffee shop. Share the Love!
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 70570P1
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Local taxes
  • Bottled water
  • Driver/guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
  • Coffee and/or Tea
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Lunch
Duration
2–3 hours
Departure details
  • Location Name: Your Hotel in the Downtown Boquete area (Bajo Boquete). For longer distances please check with the operator. Location Address: Av. Central, Bajo Boquete
  • Boquete, Boquete, Chiriqui Province
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide (English / Spanish)
  • A minimum of 2 adults per booking is required
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 9 travellers
Inclusions
  • Local taxes
  • Bottled water
  • Driver/guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
  • Coffee and/or Tea
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Lunch
Departure details
  • Location Name: Your Hotel in the Downtown Boquete area (Bajo Boquete). For longer distances please check with the operator. Location Address: Av. Central, Bajo Boquete
  • Boquete, Boquete, Chiriqui Province
Duration
2–3 hours
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide (English / Spanish)
  • A minimum of 2 adults per booking is required
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 9 travellers

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I enjoyed this coffee tour from beginning to end. The whole experience was pleasant and the tour guide extremely knowledgeable and passionate about coffee and the process of making it. The booking was easy and when my friends and I got there, we contacted the tour guide immediately to make arrangements. We were there on time and so was he. The place is up on a mountain with beautiful landscapes. Would definately recommend.
Written 25 August 2019
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By: BQT Tours & Shuttles
formermullet
formermullet
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Excellent, knowledgeable and friendly
Would you like a great tour with a friendly guide? If so, then book with Arturo. 5 stars are not enough.
Franziska M
Franziska M
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Very special experience and best coffee Tour in Boquete!
The coffee tour with Arturo was one of our most special experiences during our travels through Panamá! He is very p
taura g
taura g
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A tour for coffee connoisseurs
If you are really into coffee, this is the tour for you. We had several coffee tours to choose from, but this one
Global654714
Global654714
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Coffee 101
Great tour. Highly recommend this tour with Arturo. Don’t forget to taste the Coffee skin tea. We had a great time
ginny4991
ginny4991
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An excellent tour of Elida Coffee farm!
Arturo gave us an outstanding tour of this exceptional coffee farm. I can't even express all the things that we le
natasja7
natasja7
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Great coffee plantation tour
Perfect tour if you want to learn a lot about coffee! The estate is also very pretty and we got to taste different
Monty C
Monty C
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Coffee Plantation tour
Arturo provided a private tour of the Elida Coffee Plantation to my son and I. This was one of the highlights of ou
stevejackson375
stevejackson375
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Professional, affordable, safe and friendly
We used BQT shuttles to get down to the beach from Boquete on a public holiday and were very impressed. The booking
ride2be
ride2be
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coffee experience
We did the coffee experience and we were stoked. In two and a half hours we learned a lot about coffee, its cultiva
lmbquinn
lmbquinn
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Arturo's coffee tour
Highly recommended, especially if you want to learn about specialty coffee. Arturo edited the short videos himself.
Justin C
Justin C
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Coffee tasting is top notch
Without a doubt one of the best experiences was learning about the coffee here in Panama and learning from Arturo w
hugopana
hugopana
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Great tour of a Geisha Coffee plantation
The tour was very entertaining and complete, with every stage of production presented, including a degustation!
Oliver M
Oliver M
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Fantastic tour
My girlfriend and I did an afternoon coffee tour to the Elida Estate in Boquete with Arturo. We had a fantastic tim
Sophie S
Sophie S
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Delicious tour
We had a really good time with Arturo. He is an expert what he’s doing, superfriendly and we could laugh a lot toge
Carlos D
Carlos D
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Great tour
The tour is perfect, Arturo really knows what he is talking about. If you like coffee and I mean good coffee this i
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