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Kotowa Coffee Tour

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Address: Boquete, Panama
Phone Number: +507 720-3852
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

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Holy crap, more info than a cheesy tour!

This was a short hike to see the coffee bushes over a very cool suspension bridge. I did the 5 min trek in flip flops. Then you head back up to the cottage to do some tasting... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 20 July 2016
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Comeagua
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

The coffee is for a town with so many coffee farmers terrible the taste is not ok but that is a matter of personal taste But the staff my god please change them or send them to school. 4 of them doing nothing super unfriendly and not willing to help and not even trying to understand English while the menu... More 

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Comeagua
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

This was a short hike to see the coffee bushes over a very cool suspension bridge. I did the 5 min trek in flip flops. Then you head back up to the cottage to do some tasting. Yeah! And you don't just sip coffee mind you, you learn about the roasting process, what makes coffee bitter, and the brewing processes.... More 

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Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2016

This is a review of the coffee tour of the Kotowa Coffee Farm, which we booked through Tree Trek. We booked this tour on a whim. Our hotel staff told us we would have plenty of tour options in the shopping center. We weren't sure what coffee tour we were really going to but as we were talking to our... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2016

First, to note there is a lot of confusion in the other reviews of this tour. Some are talking about ordering coffee, some are referencing some type of transportation. This is a review of the coffee tour of the Kotowa Coffee Farm, which we booked through Tree Trek. We booked this tour on a whim. We were having coffee in... More 

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Winnipeg
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2016

We signed up for this tour while in Boquete and we're glad we did. We started from town in a safari bus making the 6K trek up the side of the mountain. It's a bit of a rough ride but you see some great scenery. Once we got to the plantation, we were met by Octavio, our charming and very... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2015

Reviewed 27 August 2015 I had one of the worst experiences in my travel life with Hans. Me and my parents had the back luck to book through him our a transfer from Boquete to Almirante. Even i repeated many times in my emails that we were 3, when he arrived to pick us, he was surprised as he saw... More 

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Isla Bastimentos, Panama
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2015

I purchased coffee through an email order 3 times with Cafe Kotowa. My biggest regret was that I gave them 3 chances to get things right! First time, I inquired about organic coffee for an organic cafe I was opening. I deposited the money into their bank account but when I receive the coffee, it was not organic! I called... More 

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Sierra Vista, Arizona
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2015

An interesting - but long - discussion of the history of coffee. The tour of the processing plant was good, especially the restored old mill.

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The heart of Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2015

While in Boquete, everyone should go on a coffee tour. Kotowa is the one we chose and are happy we did so. Hans picked us up at our hotel and was a wonderful guide. He was very informative and we had a great time. The best part of the tour is the coffee tasting. I always leaned toward light coffees,... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2014

I would highly recommend the Kotowa Coffee tour. We thoroughly enjoyed our experience with Hans, who guided us through the whole process. What a wonderful place and employers who care about their employees. We have even changed our coffee likes after this tour. Formerly "dark roast" drinkers, we now favor blonde or medium. Don't miss this chance to see a... More 

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