Medellin Coffee Farm Tour
Everyone who comes to Colombia wants to know more about the country’s world famous coffee. However, you don’t need to travel into the depths of Colombia to explore an authentic working coffee farm. Here in Antioquia (that’s the name of the region where Medellin is located), we’re also famous for growing some of the finest coffee in Colombia. In fact, our locally grown coffee is exported to the hippest cafes all around the globe.
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On the Toucan Medellin Coffee Farm tour you’ll have the opportunity to visit an authentic working coffee farm not far from the centre of Medellin. Be sure to have your camera ready en route as we drive through Antioquia’s luscious green landscape. With a perfect climate it’s not hard to see why Colombia is one of the largest flower exporters in the world.
At the coffee farm you’ll learn the entire process of making coffee from the plant until the cup and you’ll get to know the daily life of Colombian coffee cooperatives who still produce coffee in a traditional and fair way.
The coffee finca (farm) that we visit is very typical of many small family businesses in Colombia who produce an exclusive coffee that, of course, you will get to taste.
We’ll stroll through the coffee plantation as the farm manager explains the origins of coffee, starting with growing the healthiest plants through to collecting the red coffee cherries that are eventually processed into dried green coffee beans. After building up a healthy appetite from the fresh country air, we’ll sit down for a hearty and traditional Colombian style lunch.
When your appetite is satisfied, you’ll learn about the roasting process that takes the odorless green coffee bean and converts it into the rich brown bean that we all know and love; full of flavor and succulent aroma. Listen closely as the coffee farmer explains the key characteristics of a great coffee, both in scent and taste, and shares how to prepare a great cup of coffee at home.
After seeing the painstakingly manual process required to grow, harvest, dry, roast, grind and then brew a cup of coffee you’ll never take this everyday drink for granted again. At the end of the tour you’ll have the opportunity to buy freshly roasted, export-quality coffee straight from its source. Take home a real special memory of Colombia that you can share with friends (or drink all on your own)!Schedule & Prices