Start your tour with a pickup from your centrally located Bogotá hotel. Then, with your friendly guide, travel to one of Bogotá’s boutique roasteries — the last stage in Colombian coffee production.
Listen as a coffee grower, roaster and barista explain how coffee is produced at Colombia’s small farms and how beans get from field to cup. Then, it’s time to roast your own! Follow the experts’ lead and relish the tantalizing aromas as you roast your own batch. Then, sample four high-quality coffees from Colombia, and compare them to a mass-produced coffee. The experts will talk you through the flavors to help you fine-tune your palate and distinguish top-grade coffees from mainstream varieties.
Afterward, visit a farmer’s market to see the many foodstuffs brought into the city from the surrounding countryside. Browse the fresh fruit and vegetable stalls as your guide explains what’s on offer and its links to coffee. Sample some complimentary exotic fruits and snacks to get a taste of the flavors that inspire Colombia’s culinary culture.
Lastly, visit E&D Cafes, one of Bogotá’s most exclusive coffee bars. This artisanal bar specializes in coffee research and boasts its own trendy ‘coffee lab.’ Join an informative workshop, learning different grinding and preparation techniques and how to brew a coffee perfectly tuned to your own personal tastes.
Your morning or afternoon experience finishes with a drop-off at your hotel or any other central Bogotá location you request.