Half-Day Coffee Tour at Family Farm Close to Medellín

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Discover the fascinating art and world of coffee on a local family coffee farm just outside of Medellín. Learn about the whole magical and complex process from plant to cup!

Highlights

  • Learn about the coffee-making process from bean to cup on a private tour
  • Discover the art and science of coffee surrounded by lush green landscapes
  • Enjoy a private tour with a local guide and ask any questions you may have
  • Savor the flavors of Colombian coffee and enjoy a snack on the farm
  • Benefit from hotel pickup and drop-off in the area of Medellín

Description

Experience the rich tradition of Colombian coffee without the hassle of long drives. Join our tour that takes you to a family-owned farm just outside of Medellín, hidden between picturesque coffee plantations and surrounded by lush tropical fruits and the majestic Andes mountains. After being picked up at your hotel, we'll head to the south of Medellín towards the beautiful countryside, just 20 minutes away from the city, to see a different perspective, absorbing the vibrant and vivid life around Medellín. Soon we'll arrive at a gorgeous little coffee family farm, immersed in natural beauty, full of a diverse of crops, where you'll live an authentic coffee experience that will take you through the entire process of coffee-making, from the coffee plant to the cup, from picking the cherries to roasting the beans, we'll understand profoundly the complexity, hard work and dedication that goes into producing a simple cup of coffee. In Colombia, coffee is not just a drink, it's a cultural heritage and a source of pride: We'll begin with the picking stage, where we carefully select only the ripest coffee cherries. These cherries have a deep, rich red color, indicating that they are ready to be harvested. Next, move on to the depulping stage, where the cherries are fed into a machine that removes the outer skin and flesh, revealing the precious coffee beans inside. After the coffee cherries have been depulped, they go through a process called fermentation. This step is essential for enhancing the flavors of the coffee beans. The depulped beans, still coated with some of the fruit's pulp, are placed in fermentation tanks or barrels. After fermenting, the coffee beans still have some sticky residue on them, called mucilage. To get rid of this, the beans are washed thoroughly with water. This helps to clean and prepare them for the next steps. Now it's time for the coffee beans to dry out. They are spread out in thin layers on large patios or raised beds to soak up the warm sun. As they dry, the beans gradually lose their moisture content and develop their unique flavors. Once the beans are dry, they are ready for the threshing process. This involves removing the outer parchment layer that protects the beans. Machines or traditional methods are used to separate the beans from the parchment. The final and most exciting step is roasting. The green coffee beans are carefully roasted to perfection. This is where the magic happens, as the beans undergo a transformation and release their incredible aromas and flavors. And there you have it! From the moment the coffee cherries are picked to the point where they are transformed into the fragrant beans we know and love, the journey is filled with care, craftsmanship, and passion. So, next time you sip a cup of Colombian coffee, remember the intricate process behind it and savor every sip of this remarkable beverage.

Includes

Private transportation Snacks Coffee Entrance to Coffee Farm Insurance

Important Information

  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

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Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

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