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Half-day Coffee Plantation Tour: Learn everything about coffee with us

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    MedellinDayTrips
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission included
    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. After this very entertaining introduction, we begin the walk around the coffee farm. 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. 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 for 48 hours where they will lose their slimy surface 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 kind of tent called Marquesina that keeps and increases the heat inside drying the beans faster. This process depends highly on the weather. In rainy seasons it can take around 5 days but it should never be more than a week. Threshing, Roasting, Grinding and Packing 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). 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?
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    Departure Point
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We pick up travelers anywhere in El Poblado, Laureles and Envigado.
    Duration
    4h
    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
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    Exclusions
    • Lunch
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    • 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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 13 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    We (a group of 18) were very impressed and would highly recommend this tour to anybody who ventures to Medellin. Not only was the tour a fantastic experience, but the tour guide, Andres, was incredibly knowledgeable and accommodating. If you’re in Medellin, and want a dose of
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    Amazing hospitality. Felt like we were at home and part of the family. The tour was beautiful and I had the most authentic coffee experience. It was informative but also fun
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    Had a great experience and spent just a half day doing it (most other coffee plantation trips are a full day when going from Medellin because they include a 2-hour drive, whereas this farm was less than 30 min from Medellin). He took us on a short hike through the coffee farm at
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    What an amazing experience! I had read so many good reviews of this tour, and I am happy to say that it still exceeded my expectations. It was a highlight of our trip to Columbia. Everything was perfect and I highly recommend this tour! Andres picked us up at our hotel
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    This was one of the best tours I have ever been on. We had Henry as our guide and he did an amazing job. He actually cared about the experience and took the time to show us everything and answer any question we had. He had a true passion for his country and it shows. I would
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    Martsva
    Trondheim, Norway
    81
    An authentic cacao experience
    If you want to get out of the city and experience how cacao is actually grown and produced, I would recommend this
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    Colin R
    10
    A fantastic experience!
    We (a group of 18) were very impressed and would highly recommend this tour to anybody who ventures to Medellin.
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    Louise R
    10
    Coffee tour
    Amazing hospitality. Felt like we were at home and part of the family. The tour was beautiful and I had the most
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    Alex
    Chicago, Illinois
    11
    Perfect day with Henry!
    This tour was a highlight of our trip to Medellin! Henry was an amazing guide, who not only knew abundant
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    Jason
    Miami, Florida
    20
    Highly recommended
    Had a great experience and spent just a half day doing it (most other coffee plantation trips are a full day when
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    Mike Y
    Chicago, Illinois
    57
    Amazing Tour with an Amazing Guide!
    What an amazing day. First off, I highly recommend requesting Henry as your tour guide as he was a complete
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    Mike Y
    Chicago, Illinois
    57
    Once In A Lifetime Tour
    This was our second tour with Medellin Day Trips. We also did the Guatape Tour and we loved our tour guide Henry
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    JazzyJudy1
    Gaithersburg, Maryland
    43
    Amazing Experience! Loved it!
    What an amazing experience! I had read so many good reviews of this tour, and I am happy to say that it still
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    Tink H
    10
    Excellent!
    This was an excellent way to spend the day in Medellin! Henry was our guide and was incredibly knowledgeable about
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    Lindsay A
    10
    Amazing tour without feeling like a tourist
    We wanted to go horseback riding but not on a normal trail ride. We got exactly what we wanted and then some. The
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