Learn the whole coffee process from the seed to cup
Apply expert methods to identify Top Quality Coffee.
Enjoy the spectacular coffee landscape
Understand why Colombian coffee is so famous
Enjoy a mesmerising view of the Valley of Cauca River
What's included, what's not
Hotel pick-up and drop-off.
Knowledgeable guide in the language of your preference (English, Spanish or French)
Entry to Hacienda San Alberto and guided tour.
Unspecified food or drink.
Tips and service charges
What you can expect
Visit Hacienda San Alberto, one of Colombia's most awarded coffee at Buenavista, Quindío. Located right in the entry to Valle del Cauca, the incredible view of the valley and the Western mountain range will mesmerise you. Walk and enjoy a tour among the coffee plantations and the steep hills of the Coffee Region while you learn about planting, processing, and the fine selection of this famous coffee brand.
You will be picked up at Armenia or Salento and drive you to Buenavista. As soon as you arrive, you will be welcomed with a mesmerising view and the pleasant smell of a freshly ground coffee. You will walk into the coffee plantations to see different experimental and traditional species, planting cycles and techniques, and differences in plant growth and crop production. After, you will move to see how coffee is processed after harvesting the beans. You will learn the different methods applied to dry and roast coffee, and the machines involved, always focusing on how every detail affects the flavour.
Moving on, you will continue to the Lab where experts in coffee tasting evaluate coffee batches to see if they are worthy of being named Top Quality Coffee. Here, you will learn the methods experts use to differ good coffee from bad coffee and recognise the characteristics of the aroma, body, and taste. Finally, you will have a coffee tasting experience where you will be able to apply all the knowledge and enjoy top-notch coffee served at a beautiful place. Then, you will be driven back to your hotel in Armenia or Salento.