After hotel pickup, drive approximately 2 hours through the lush green Medellín mountains surrounding the sustainable coffee plantations of Jardín. Upon arrival at a coffee farm, you’ll learn about the production cycle, starting with careful collection and selection of the finest beans. Listen as your expert guide informs your group about Colombia's unique climate and varied landscapes that provide the perfect growing conditions for gourmet coffee beans.
Next, head to a roastery and be captivated by the different roasting techniques; you’ll learn the packing secrets that enable local families to deliver the best coffee from their plantations to your cup. Hear tales about Colombia’s coffee history and culture as you take note of the diverse flavors during a gourmet coffee-tasting demonstration.
Take in the views of picturesque Jardín, a typical and traditional coffee town of Antioquia, while riding a cable car to the top of a small mountain. Surrounded by coffee plantations and views of the village, enjoy a traditional lunch featuring local ingredients at the restaurant atop the mountain.
After lunch, descend to Jardín and visit a coffee bar in the center of the town square, where you can order a delicious beverage. If you’d like, browse the factory store and gift shop for souvenirs (including coffee!) before return transport to your hotel in Medellín.
Please note: Your guide will ensure that there are stops along the way and recommend the best places to enjoy a traditional snack or beverage (own expense).