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

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  • Tour a coffee farm and learn about coffee production
  • Taste delicious Colombian coffee
  • Try picking coffee beans yourself
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Half-day Coffee Plantation Tour: Learn everything about coffee 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.
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Stop At: MedellinDayTrips, Medellin, Antioquia Department

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
Reviews (80)
1 - 5 of 79 reviews
Reviewed yesterday
Super informative coffee plantation tour - great for visual & hands-on learners!

Andres quickly turned from being a "hired tour guide" to being a super helpful friend. He picked our group up at two different locations across Medellin (Laureles and El Poblado), let us have complete flexibility in how the tour would happen, and was very informative...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Gregory H
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile
The BEST half day coffee tour

Excellent coffee tour by Antonio, Mariela and Andres. Andres speaks great English and takes you a short ride out of Medellin to a beautiful mountain with a coffee plantation. Perfect trip for a group that isn't looking for a full day coffee experience - you...More

Thank Andrewjames051
Reviewed 5 days ago
Top Highlight of Our Stay in Colombia! Wonderful Experience!

10 friends and I were staying in Medellin during a vacation in early March. Andres, Andres, and Jose were the most accommodating and delightful during our half day coffee tour. We were picked up at our hotel in El Poblado and driven to the country...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank zack7144
Reviewed 5 days ago
Memorable Moments in Medellin

This is a must do day trip!! The ride out to the plantation was absolutely beautiful. You travel over mountains, through valleys and quaint villages. Once we arrived to the Plantation we were greeted by Nina and Jose, the owners. I knew from the welcome...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 605StevenA
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile
Wonderful experience!!

This was a wonderful experience and a must do. Andres communicated with us the day before and picked us up at our hotel right on time for the trip. He gave us insight to the city/towns we were driving through on the way and gave...More

Thank jesstan612
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bdiddyonfoot
13 March 2019|
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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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