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Private Mercara Coorg Coffee and Spice Estate Tour
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Private Mercara Coorg Coffee and Spice Estate Tour

By Mercara Gold Estate Coffee Plantation
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Ages 1-70
Duration: 2h
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  • Coorg Coffee & Spice Estate Tour with World Coffee Museum
  • Cup of Filter Coffee
  • Umbrellas are available during rain days
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines
What's not included
  • Retail purchases are on extra charge


Departure details
  • Mercara Gold Estate Coffee Plantation, Unnamed Rd, Katakeri, Karnataka 571201, India The Estate is 8km from Madikeri. Take the Madikeri - Mangalore highway and travel for 5 km. Upon arrival at a T-Junction (Katekeri Junction), take the left turn and travel for another 3 km. The Estate will be on the left hand. There are boards at the junction and at the estate to identify the route.
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 296084P1

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Wear comfortable walking shoes
  • We provide umbrellas during the rain but it is better to wear a rain coat
  • The tour includes sloping terrain
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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  • You'll start at
    Mercara Gold Estate Coffee Plantation
    Unnamed Rd, Katakeri, Karnataka 571201, India
    The Estate is 8km from Madikeri. Take the Madikeri - Mangalore highway and travel for 5 km. Upon arrival at a T-Junction (Katekeri Junction), take the left turn and travel for another 3 km. The Estate will be on the left hand. There are boards at the junction and at the estate to identify the route.
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    Mercara Gold Estate Coffee Plantation
    Stop: 2 hours
    The coffee and spice estate tour at Mercara Gold Estate is a comprehensive and enlightening guided visit of the plantation. Mercara Gold Estate also has a coffee processing and roasting facility. It is a walking tour and the guide will explain about the various crops and processes. The tour ends at our cafe with a cup of estate fresh coffee.
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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About the operator
Mercara Gold Estate Coffee Plantation
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Made Golikatta, India
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  • pkbalasaria76
    pkbalasaria76
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    Good experience to visit coffee plantation.
    The person provide detailed explanation about type of coffee and their plants, species and process. You can see vatous spices plant. To be very very honest very very expensive. They have made business by charging 300 per person and gives one filter coffee. They give one stick to taste a chocolate literally miser. They don't even offer complementary coffee packet, just want to earn money.
  • ChaitanyaGadekari
    ChaitanyaGadekari
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    Exploring the Rich World of Coffee and Spices
    We had a wonderful experience during the guided coffee plantation walk, gaining deeper insights into the world of spices and the art of coffee harvesting. The coffee museum was truly delightful.
  • ankitaKhabiya
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    coffee tour
    one of the best coffee experience and informative Mr. Ravi gave us a tour to coffee plantation and process. we had amazing time with a cup of coffee.
  • GautamKatkar1010
    GautamKatkar1010
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    Superb coffee plantation in madikeri
    One of the best experience in madikeri, Kodagu. Best coffee plantation.... Lovely greenery.... Also nice spice plantation.... Lovely walk through with Mr. Ravi explain nicely had lots of knowledge about coffee and spices. Also all staff are best and friendly thanks sushma, murugesh and Mr. Ravi....
  • rashnb
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    Mr.Ravi was a Wonderful Guide
    The guided tour was really informative.We could find different varities of coffee and other spices.The guide Mr Ravi who has abundant knowledge about coffee has answered all our queries upto our satisfaction.Overall it was good
  • stinglikeananemone
    stinglikeananemone
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    Coffee plantation tour
    It’s a very beautiful plantation around 10-12 kms from Madikeri. There is a guided tour around the estate which was really interesting and the estate itself is very well maintained and beautiful. At the end of the tour you get to try some coffee at the cafe/shop and you can buy coffee and other spices there too. The staff were all amazing, really friendly and helpful. They made the place memorable for us. There are network issues up there so keep all your transport and money sorted out.
  • VijendraPune57
    VijendraPune57
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    Coffee farm visit
    Good information about different types of coffee plants like Arabic, Robusta etc … how the entire process is, right from flowers to seed followed by harvesting, roasting and ultimately blending with flavors. Mr. Ravi was humble and explained entire process, provided information of other plants etc. The complementary coffee tasted different after getting information about it :)
  • 721savinays
    721savinays
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    Very nice tour and food
    It was a wonderful experience. The private tour of the estate was very informative and interesting by Mr. Ravi. The food was also very good.
  • rashmu135
    rashmu135
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    A wholesome experience filled with knowledge
    I visited this place with my friends on our trip to Coorg. It’s a scenic plantation site that has varieties of coffee and spices. Mr. Ravi was our guide who gave us a tour through the plantation. He had such an amazing knowledge and explained us about plantation of different types of coffee and spices. We also saw their coffee roasting unit and got some free chocolates for tasting. The other staff members were so polite and welcoming. We had coffee and Kadambuttu- a traditional rice dish over there which was delicious, got free wine tasting and purchased some spices from there. Thank you to each one of you. It was such a wonderful and wholesome experience, and I would one hundred percent recommend this place to anyone who’s planning to visit Coorg.
  • wanderinghibou
    wanderinghibou
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    A must visit!
    Really beautiful and peaceful place. Our guide Ravi gave an excellent tour and explained everything wonderfully. Gained a lot of knowledge about coffee.
  • Travel-solo-best
    Travel-solo-best
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    Awesome Experience
    I was guided by Mr Ravi. He has explained every process right from plantation to Harvesting to Roasting. They charged Rs 600 for estate tour with authentic Coorg lunch and it was worth it. It took around 40-45 minutes for the tour. Even saw spices and other plants as well. It was a fabulous estate tour.
  • Mahesh1905
    Mahesh1905
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    Tour at Mercara Coffee Plantation
    It was a great informative visit at Mercara coffee plantation. During the plantation tour, Mr Ravi gave a detailed explanation on different types of coffee plants as well as spices plants. Whenever you visit Medikere, ensure to visit Mercara coffee plantation.
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    A must thing to do while you are in Madikeri
    Mercara Estate Tour must be top of your list when you are in Madikeri. Its around 8 KM from town and amidst of green cover. Tour is typically for one hour and whether you are a coffee lover or just a casual observer, there is something for everyone. The tour starts at every hour and one of the local representative of estate takes the touring party around. For us, it was Mr. Ravi and what a blast we had with his funny but entertaining comments while explaining the nitty/gritty of the coffee making process with sublime messages towards our own responsibility for greater good. You can buy the coffee (blend as you like) and variety of spices from local shop, which are local produce. Interestingly we also saw one snake trying to cross the road but retraced when he noticed us moving in our car, proving that we are in middle of true nature and in their terrain
  • gitart2022
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    Epic tour with good food and proper descriptions.
    We started the tour around 11:00 am and Mr. Ravi explained everything beautifully and after each explanation he even gave us samples of various coffee berries, beans, black peppers, chillies, etc. I would recommend to visit this estate if anyone wants to know how coffee is grown, different types of coffee, different spices, and how they are processed, roasted, and packaged for consumption. We had booked a tour with lunch and it was really good. I recommend everyone to try the pork option, although chicken and vegetarian is good too. I am happy with the way Mr. Ravi explained everything in detail and we even had tiny discussions about the good and bad aspects of caffeine. He even took pictures for us and while having lunch we even talked about local cuisines. 11/10.
  • lathrashmi
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    Lovely experience at Mercera
    We visited the plantation in Nov 2022 and were guided by Ravi. The estate was beautiful with varieties of spices grown along with coffee berries. Ravi was immensely educated on his subject and had a lot of knowledge about coffee and spices. We had a great experience. They make chocolates and honey too for which there is tasting. Do buy things at their shop. The trip ended with a complimentary coffee tasting. We had a lovely experience. Do go here if u happen to be in Coorg
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Deepika S
Bengaluru, India1 contribution
Mar 2021 • Family
The tour is very educational and fun if you have Ravi as your coffee buddy..His immense knowledge and sense of humor combine to give a very educational boring tour a twist. The estate on its own is amazing. Both my parents are senior citizens and Ravi was very patient with us. We took a little extra time to walk from one place to another. The best part is as much as my senior citizen parents loved it so did my 9 year old. Ravi made sure that all of us feel included in the discussions and answered our questions patiently. Thank you Mercara!!!
Written 1 April 2021
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HemantBagga
Thank you so much for your visit and compliments! Really charges us on to keep enhancing our unique Coorg experience!
Written 18 July 2021
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ADITYA K
Bengaluru, India2 contributions
After reading a lot of excellent reviews about this place online, we decided to take this plantation visit, and I must say it was a good decision. Mr. Salim very patiently gave us the plantation tour which went around 1.5 hours. The tour was excellent and gave very minute details about the whole process. We were even offered in house filter coffee as complementary. There is a small shop where we could buy t
he freshly ground coffee and other spices produced from their farm. They charge nominal fee around ₹200 per person. Over all excellent and worth visiting this place.
Written 14 February 2021
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HemantBagga
Thank you very much for your visit and compliments!
Written 15 February 2021
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weboflifeDelhi
Delhi62 contributions
Jul 2022
While we were staying at Rare Earth (Ama Stays and Trails), the staff arranged an estate visit for us, to Mercara Gold Estate. As it is fairly close to Madikeri, it is a convenient distance for those staying around Madikeri. We visited Mercara Gold estate in July (2022) during the heavy rains. We were received and taken around by Ravi. The walk around a part of the Estate was terrific in the rains (with umbrellas) accompanied by Ravi's fluent description of all the nature that surrounded us. Ravi's sharp and tongue-in-cheek humour along with his immense knowledge made the walk very special and entertaining. During the monsoons, the walk is not suitable for older people as the terrain is slippery. Vichitra's hot choclate at the Cafe was excellent. The walk is available for the public at a cost of Rs 200 per head (which includes a free cup of the coffee from the estate).
Written 11 July 2022
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Gopal Mohapatra
Bhubaneswar, India1 contribution
Oct 2022 • Family
A few kilometres from the city (About 7-8) it was worth a tour of the estate. We started off with knowing a lot about coffee types and different spices.
It costs 200/- per head and is completely worth the money.
The Guide Mr. Ravi was very fluent and knowledgeable and did provide us with a number of facts previously unknown to us. He was really enthusiastic about describing the minute details about coffee and the spices.
At the end they serve you with filter coffee and you can also try different other things with it. They have a shop as well wherein you can get your coffee spices and chocolates as well.
All in all a great 1 hour and worth the visit. Would definitely recommend for the tour if you are on Coorg.
Written 3 October 2022
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Milind Sinha
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It's a beautiful estate to spend an evening with a healthy vegetation of coffee and spices. A must visit when in Madikeri for learning more about coffee and a chance to buy your personalised blend. Mr. Ravi gave us a nice tour of the estate and will explain all you need to know about the lifecycle of the plant, from seed to your cup with some great facts, origin story and myths about different varieties of the beloved brown bean.

They use the traditional old school ways from hand picking till roasting and blending and you get to see all that first hand along with the mesmerizing aroma of the Arabica bean lingering across the roasting room! And finally a traditional cup of filter coffee to fuel your senses!

A worthwhile experience, one should absolutely include in their itinerary!
Written 8 September 2021
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HemantBagga
Thank you so much for your visit and compliments! Really charges us on to keep enhancing our unique Coorg experience!
Written 25 September 2021
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Debjani
6 contributions
Apr 2022 • Friends
The Coffee estate is located amidst the beautiful hills of Madikeri, Coorg making it a perfect spot to enjoy a leisurely time. We were welcomed by the staff at the estate and Mr. Ravi among them took us for the Coffee estate and spice tour. He explained wveeything in great detail and really added to our knowledge and experience of Coffee. We were also showed how varoeties of coffee are roasted and processed.

We had also booked a lunch at the estate, so after our estate tour we were served with the some really nice home cooked food made all the more delicious by Mr. Shaban's hospitality. He was very warm and cordial.

After finishing our lunch, we were served with a cup of nice filter coffee, which was on the house and then we indulged in shopping their own grown, spices, coffee and skincare products guided by Mr. Bichitra.

They also made us taste some lovely wine, please try their bird eye chilli wine.

It was a wholesome day!
Please keep it on your list if you are heading to Coorg.
Written 2 May 2022
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suppi84
San Francisco, CA3 contributions
We were very excited about our coffee plantation tour when we arrived. Unfortunately, while it was very informative, experience wise, it was a bit of a let down. They were very accommodating as we were a little late, but when we arrived, we were just sort of gestured to sit down at a table and wait for 15min. This wouldn’t have been a problem but there were a lot of people standing around and it was not made clear to us what was the agenda. It would have been a nice touch to have been welcomed, informed clearly of the plan, and offered some tender coconut water or something to drink. Ravi did our tour - he was an encyclopedia of knowledge about coffee. Unfortunately, there were parts of the tour experience that could have been much better. We had 4 senior citizens in our group and there was quite a bit of uphill climbing ( which we were warned about and would have been ok with) except there were no handrails for most of the uphill steeper parts. Our guide often rushed ahead of us, and the information, though delivered in a professorial way, felt very rushed and impersonal. We would have appreciated a warmer more personal experience.

Of note, we did have a traditional Kodagu lunch afterwards on the estate, hosted by Ponappa who was an excellent host, friendly, welcoming and generous with his time. Cannot speak more highly of him. The food was 5/5 (felt traditional, home cooked and not greasy/ spicy) so highly recommend this part of the experience.
Written 20 March 2023
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Sneha Shenoy
Mumbai, India23 contributions
Jan 2021 • Family
It’s a gorgeous plantation tour involving walking around the property understanding the process of how coffee & other spices are grown, followed by seeing the roastery up close and finally drinking some amazing filter coffee at their cafe. Murugesh very sweetly explains everything to you.

And the biodiversity of these coorg plantations is extremely fascinating. Almost makes me want to go down, and try and grow my own coffee:) My sister who are is not big on nature or walks, also quite loved the experience. And it’s something you can do in solitude with your family.

Please do ask for Murugesh when you go there, and do say hi from me!
Written 26 January 2021
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HemantBagga
Thank you so much for your visit and compliments! Murugesh has been part of our family for over 20 years now! We are so proud to have him with us.
Written 27 January 2021
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vanikars
Bengaluru, India7 contributions
Aug 2021 • Family
The tour through the plantation was really nice and informative. The guide Ravi took a lot of interest in explaining different species of plants grown there. The tour finished with a nice cup of freshly brewed home grown coffee! The estate sells their spices at a very reasonable cost compared to the stores outside in Madikeri. Worth a visit!
Written 18 August 2021
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HemantBagga
Thank you so much for your visit and compliments! Really charges us on to keep enhancing our unique Coorg experience!
Written 22 August 2021
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Abnizer
1 contribution
Feb 2022
Visit was very nice & worthy. It was very informative and useful. The employees, deployed on duty, are very kind and knowledgeable of their profession. However, only Sales Executive Bichitra Barik, at the Sales Counter, was very ROUGH & RUDE in his behaviour and does not know how to deal with the Tourists coming all the way from other part of the country and particularly when families & grown-up children are at the sales counter. His attitude, shown to us & our families has been viewed very seriously and adversely. Our only suggestion is that this employee (Sales Executive Bichitra Barik) needs to be educated enough to know the working culture and imparted proper training how to deal with the Tourists/Visitors, so that the Tourists/Visitors carry a better image about Mercara Gold Estate, Medikere.
Written 1 March 2022
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HemantBagga
Hello, Firstly thank you for your visit to our estate and I am happy that you had a good experience by and large. I have noted with a concern regarding the feedback on one of my team members and will initiate counseling and retraining with him in this regard. Kind regards and stay safe!
Written 2 March 2022
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