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Address: Tinamou cottage, Boquete, Panama
Phone Number: (507) 720 3852
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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 21, 2015
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

Reviewed 27 August 2015 I had one of the worst experiences in my travel life with Hans. Me and my parents had the back luck to book through him our a transfer from Boquete to Almirante. Even i repeated many times in my emails that we were 3, when he arrived to pick us, he was surprised as he saw... More 

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Isla Bastimentos, Panama
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

I purchased coffee through an email order 3 times with Cafe Kotowa. My biggest regret was that I gave them 3 chances to get things right! First time, I inquired about organic coffee for an organic cafe I was opening. I deposited the money into their bank account but when I receive the coffee, it was not organic! I called... More 

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Sierra Vista, Arizona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

An interesting - but long - discussion of the history of coffee. The tour of the processing plant was good, especially the restored old mill.

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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 

1 Thank lers
Vancouver, Canada
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5 reviews
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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!

3 Thank Lisa S
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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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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 

3 Thank Eve26
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 

2 Thank John J
Plainfield, Wisconsin
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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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