Day trip

Medellín: Coffee Tour With Tastings and Lunch

Medellín: Coffee Tour With Tastings and Lunch

From £32.07 per person

Get a complete understanding of Colombian coffee, renowned all over the world for its quality and delicious taste. Discover its history, origin, cultivation, and the beans themselves. Learn how to make and taste different kinds of coffee.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 4 - 6 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Pickup included
Hotels in the metropolitan area of Medellin or at Parque Poblado.

Experience

Highlights
  • Get to know the coffee culture of Colombia on a day-trip from Medellín
  • Enjoy guided coffee tastings from your knowledgeable guide
  • Learn the processes needed to make Colombian coffee par excellence
  • Dress up like a local Colombian muleteer with a poncho and hat
  • Take an optional horseback ride through the stunning scenery
Full description
Head out to San Sebastián de Palmitas, just 45 minutes from Medellín, to begin your unique coffee tour. After hotel pick-up, set off for a coffee-making farm and enjoy listening to a brief history about the origin of the coffee and how it was first brought to Colombia. Take the chance to dress in the typical costume of the paisa muleteer, including hat, poncho, paruma, and the tail of a rooster. Later, move on to a coffee plantation to carry out the coffee harvest, reducing the mixture to a pulp and finally, drying it. After these activities, sit down for a refreshing drink of musilago (coffee juice) and a tea made from the coffee pulp. Savor a typical dish from the region made of banana with honey and cheese. Hear your guide explain some techniques on how to prepare and drink coffee and have a short tasting of different coffees and servings. Later, try a typical dish of the paisa muleteer consisting of rice, yuca, ground beef, boiled egg, sausage, and banana. Try preparing your coffee to your own taste with the information you have just learned from your guide. Finally, receive a pack of coffee as a gift and have the chance to buy farm products at the shop. If the option is chosen, also experience a 2 hour horseback ride through the farm to some viewpoints. All instructions will be given to inexperienced riders.
Includes
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off from the metropolitan area of Medellin or at Parque Poblado
  • Typical lunch
  • Coffee tastings
  • Drinks made from coffee beans and pulp
  • Snack
  • 1 pack of coffee to take home as a gift
  • Horseback ride (if the option is chosen)
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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What to bring

  • Sunscreen
  • Water
  • Closed-toe shoes

Know before you go

  •  This tour is not recommended for people with limited mobility
  •  You will walk up hills and through coffee plantations to reach the top of the farm
  •  It is recommended that you do not wear shorts or open-toe shoes
  • Please provide full names and passport numbers at checkout
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 128 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Transportation
    4.9/5
  • Value for money
    4.7/5
  • Safety
    5/5

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This experience was definitely one of my favorite and made my trip to Colombia very memorable. Carlos, the owner, made us feel like it was our home and was with us the entire tour. It was a small group and we all got to harvest and make coffee together. We saw the process from bean to cup, learned about the different kinds and history, and also tasted amazing coffee and products. The view from the farm is breathtaking and it feels refreshing to go away from the city for a day. The lunch was also prepared for us and it was very filling after a long tour of the farm. The dogs and cats were very fun to have around and they loved seeing guests visiting. The experience from pickup to drop off was exceptional and I cannot recommend this tour enough.

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3 October 2021

Carlos is one of the warmest people I have met. He invited me onto his farm and gave so much insight into the history, process of farming, and the proper way to enjoy coffee. He felt like a great friend hosting people. Additionally, he served us a traditional países food. I would totally do this again!

4 July 2021

It was fun and I learned a lot. The views were beautiful! It was my first time horseback riding and I was terrified. I wanted to get off right when we first started but our guide helped me relax and I was glad I didn’t quit! If you don’t eat pork bring something to eat. There was a sausage on top of the food and even though I took the sausage off, I think some of the juices from the pork saved into the rest of my food all wrapped up together and my stomach was sick for the rest of my trip. That was my fault though. I knew better . It was delicious though ‍♀️. I would go back in a heartbeat!

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30 March 2021

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