You can now experience the wonderful experience of Colombian coffee, from coffee bean to cup, only minutes away from Bogota....
You can now experience the wonderful experience of Colombian coffee, from coffee bean to cup, only minutes away from Bogota. Planting, choosing, threshing, toasting and tasting. It's all here.
If you want to learn about the fascinating process of growing, producing and tasting Colombian coffee, you can do so just about 90 minutes away from Bogota. At Hacienda Coloma you will find much more than a colonial house and beautiful surroundings, you will be able see the entire process of coffee production, with the guidance of a professional grower.
The 60-90 minute tour begins with the coffee plant seed, then crosses a fully grown plantation of Arabica shade-grown coffee, where among beautiful orchids you will see the many kinds of coffee plants available in Colombia. The most traditional and time-consuming processes, extracting, then washing, drying and hand picking the beans, take place at the beneficiadero. Sun or machine-dried, you will learn how to the thresh the outer shell of coffee beans with your own hands. Lastly, you will see the final and critical step that determines coffee quality: roasting, a slow process that gives coffee its characteristic color, aroma and taste. At the end of the tour, you will learn professional coffee tasting techiques.
English speaking guides available.
Hacienda Coloma is open 7 days a week. Groups of less than 10 people do not require reservations.