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Kotowa Coffee Tour

Address: Tinamou cottage, Boquete, Panama
Phone Number: (507) 720 3852
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The heart of Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

While in Boquete, everyone should go on a coffee tour. Kotowa is the one we chose and are happy we did so. Hans picked us up at our hotel and was a wonderful guide. He was very informative and we had a great time. The best part of the tour is the coffee tasting. I always leaned toward light coffees,... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

I would highly recommend the Kotowa Coffee tour. We thoroughly enjoyed our experience with Hans, who guided us through the whole process. What a wonderful place and employers who care about their employees. We have even changed our coffee likes after this tour. Formerly "dark roast" drinkers, we now favor blonde or medium. Don't miss this chance to see a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

We took our tour in April 2014. We were picked up at our hotel and transported to the farm by Hans. We learned a lot about growing coffee and I learned so much about tasting. Hans is a wonderful guide and we enjoyed ourselves immensely! A great experience!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014 via mobile

Do not miss this tour. Terry's enthusiasm and knowledge made for a wonderful New Year tour of the coffee plantation, factory and tasting for the four of us. We have learned to appreciate the important and subtle differences of micro climates, varieties, processing, roasting and preparing coffee. The history of the estate is also very special. She is a great... More 

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

This tour will change how you relate to, experience and enjoy coffee! My husband and I took this tour with Hans. He is a walking coffee enclyopedia . He is very welcoming, strong friendly personality and clearly works to connect with everyobne on the tour . Though there were toe others who initally were starngers it soon felt that we... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2013

My family and I have enjoyed wonderful times at the Tinamou Cottages before, but last week on February 4th my sisters and I went on the Kotowa Coffee Tour that Hans leads. It was simply the most fantastic tour of any kind I've had. He combines an encyclopedic knowledge of the coffee industry, from how the workers pick and sort... More 

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madison, wi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

We took the Kotowa coffee tour while in Boquete with Hans as our guide. He is incredibly knowledgeable about coffee and was quite entertaining in his sharing of information. I really didn't know all that much about coffee before the tour...I just knew I liked to drink it every morning. Hans shared so much that I could become a coffee... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

Totally by accident we stumbled upon the coffee tour. Hans speaks perfect English. With explanations peppered with humor, historic politics and current facts we enjoyed every minute. We were also looking for a good place to stay. Luckily for us, Han's also has rental cottages that are nestled in the nearby mountains. Immaculately kept, another beautiful experience. I would recommend... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013

Hans (the guide) was friendly and has a lot of knowledge about coffee. I thought the tour would be more in the fields, but it was mostly inside the processing and roasting facilities of the farm, which was actually really interesting. The tour seems mostly geared towards those who have a very basic nature of coffee, but if you're interested... More 

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Boquete, Panama
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

I took the tour several years ago and learned a lot but thought it was too technical; a little mind numbing. I now live in Boquete and the price for 1lb of coffee has gone up considerably, even if you have friends in the business. But Kotowa has a pound of ground coffee (which is not technically the best way... More 

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