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

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    Stop At: MedellinDayTrips, Carrera 27 27 180, Medellin 050011 Colombia

    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, Fermenting and Washing 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 48 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?

    Duration: 3 hours
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    Traveler pickup is offered

    • Driver/guide
    • Local guide
    • Professional guide
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Coffee farm fees
    • Coffee and/or Tea
    • Private transportation
    • Snacks - Delicious home-made traditional snack
    • Entry/Admission - MedellinDayTrips
    • Lunch
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 13 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
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    Reviewed 4 days ago

    This was a very informative and worthwhile tour. We learned about the coffee process from start to finish and saw how Antonio's farm works. Andres was very knowledgeable. Would definitely recommend to anyone interested in Colombia's coffee industry. Also the farm is beautiful!

    Date of experience: October 2019
    Thank cjanisze2
    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    Had a fantastic time on this tour. Loved learning about the coffee making process. Beautiful spot and wonderful people. Enjoyed trying many different types of preparing the coffee. Andrès picked us up from our Airbnb which made it super easy.

    Date of experience: October 2019
    Thank KMere21
    Reviewed 1 week ago

    Andres gave us a great tour of Antonio’s farm! The tour was very comprehensive, and walked us through different methods of brewing coffee as the coffee growing process from planting to roasting. The tour was very interactive, with opportunities to pick coffee cherries, see how...More

    Date of experience: October 2019
    Thank km00re20
    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    Definitely a must-do in Medellin! Andres was super informative and Antonio was incredibly welcoming. Beautiful views, incredible experience even for someone who’s not a “coffee person”

    Date of experience: October 2019
    Thank Adventurer592014
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

    There are tours that stay and grow with you. This is one of those. We had an immersive experience of a little over 4 hours reviewing the noble steps of coffee growing, processing, and tasting. This tour is a must so you can appreciate the...More

    Thank Budgettraveler58
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    13 July 2019|
    Response from Reigan R | Reviewed this property |
    Actually, a lot of people go in big groups, and you can just schedule less people.
    20 March 2019|
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    Response from kathygG4417VN |
    It says “from” $40.... it seems it depends on the number of people in your group... the more people the less the cost pp
    13 March 2019|
    Response from Andrewjames051 | Reviewed this property |
    Noticed that too - not in Poblado. About a 45 minute ride south of Poblado - beyond Envigato. Far enough out where you feel like you're outside of Medellin, but close enough so you don't spend hours driving. Highly recommend
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