Half-Day Coffee Plantation Private Tour in Medellín, Colombia


4 to 5 hours
Pick-up offered
Free cancellation
1 - 15
Mobile ticket

Overview

Our half-day coffee private tour is a 2019 & 2021 Travelers' Choise Award Winner, the highest honor TripAdvisor can give.

We assure you, you will never think the same about coffee after taking this coffee tour with us.

So the question is: Is there a coffee plantation tour close to Medellin that can be done in half a day?

Of course there is! And we designed it thinking of your needs and budget.
It is only 30 minutes away from El Poblado and though it is near Medellin, the scenery is absolutely different and spectacular.

The coffee production stages you will see and participate in this coffee tour are:
• Planting the seeds
• Picking the ripe beans selectively
• Depulping
• Fermenting and washing
• Drying
• Threshing
• Roasting
• Grinding
• Packing

With all the knowledge you receive in this tour we ensure you will be in capacity of running your own coffee farm in the future, imagine how detailed it is.

Look no more and book now, we are available everyday!

Description

Itinerary
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Stop At: MedellinDayTrips, Carrera 27 27 180, Medellin 050011 Colombia

From your hotel we head to the coffee farm in our comfortable private car.

Once there, a charming married couple of farmers welcomes us with a delicious cup of coffee.

While you are enjoying a nice cup of coffee, the expert gives you an informative introduction into the world of Colombian coffee. Feel free to ask any questions.

As you listen and participate of the conversation, we begin to give you the coffee we produce in different brewing methods and then we explain the different flavor notes in each of them, so you learn to differenciate the sour, bitter and sweet characteristics of the coffee.

After this very entertaining introduction, we continue with the next activity: planting the coffee seeds in the seedbed as we explain the timeline for each stage when they are growing into a tree.

After we have more context we begin the walk around the coffee plantation.

Before we do it we provide you buckets, hats and rain boots to do the activity with a proper outfit.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Sabaneta, Sabaneta, Antioquia Department

Picking the Coffee Beans

We start by picking the beans ourselves as the farmer guides us in the process and provides tips about how they should be picked, how this task is done by women and men alike, wages, lifestyle and everything about coffee pickers.

At the end of this activity, we will weight your load to see who did the best job and continue to next step: Depulping, Fermenting and Washing the coffee

At this stage the skin is removed leaving the slimy beans apart.

Once they have been separated, the beans go through a fermentation process where they will lose their slimy surface (mucilage) and continue to the next stage: Drying the coffee beans

The beans need to be completely dry in order to be processed. This process is extremely  important to ensure good quality.

To do this, there is usually a tent called Marquesina that keeps and increases the heat inside drying the beans faster.

This process depends highly on the weather but is usually somewhere between 2 to 6 days.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Sabaneta, Sabaneta, Antioquia Department

When the coffee beans are completely dry we need to remove the husk.

So we use an artisanal threshing machine to do that.

When that process is done, the coffee is called "Green Coffee". This is the stage at which most of the Colombian coffee is exported.

However, at the farm the process goes further with the roasting process having 3 different levels depending on your taste.

Highly roasted, medium-high and medium.

All of them are roasted at 200 degrees Celsius (392 F).

The next process is the grinder, where we put the brown roasted beans to grind.

The last process is packing the fresh coffee you just processed (which you can buy at the farm for a good price).

As a reward for helping us to produce and process our coffee we'll have a delicious snack (included) waiting for you at the table.

You will surely have the most authentic experience in Medellin just by learning and enjoying at this coffee farm with its owners.

So, why not join us in this fun and informative experience?

Duration: 1 hour

Inclusions

  • Driver/guide
  • Local guide
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Coffee farm fees
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Private transportation
  • Snacks - Delicious home-made traditional snack
  • Entry/Admission - MedellinDayTrips

Exclusions

  • Lunch

Additional information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • Our partners like restaurants, farms and facility operators are required to follow these strict guidelines. All our tours are private. We do not mix groups in the same vehicle. After booking with us we will share with you some recommendations to take into consideration before starting the tour.

Ticket delivery

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

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Cancellation

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

emmatravels1212
May 2022

If you have at least half a day in Medellín and enjoy the taste of coffee, then this tour is a must! One of the most informative and enjoyable tours I’ve ever been on. The coffee plantation is located just outside of Medellín, in a town called Sabaneta. It is a short ride, 30-45 minutes at most, ...

C5601IBnicholasm
May 2022

From the moment Daniel picked us up, the plantation tour was phenomenal. Daniel is an incredibly knowledgable and engaging guide who walked us through the plantation and answered all of our many questions captivatingly and with great humor. We were really made to feel like part of the wonderful f...

Ann_R
May 2022

Charming family farm not far from Medellin. Daniel, our guide, was excellent; very engaging and knowledgeable. The terrain was steep gaining us an appreciation for the farmer and is workers.

Deval J
May 2022

Intimate tour of a coffee plantation. They make you feel part of the family and get a complete immersive experience in a just a few hours. The guide, henry was amazing, and the coffee itself was artisan. Definitely worth the experience

Kelly G
May 2022

We had an excellent time at this coffee farm - family run by extremely friendly people, beautiful views and delicious coffee! Henry was a very patient, knowledgeable guide. Would say this was the highlight of my Medellin trip.

111parasd
April 2022

Great tour- very accommodating, educational, and fun. Requested another tour with Diana. She also shared photos of rest of Colombia and recommeded great places for food.

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