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Cafe Ruiz Coffee Tasting

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Address: Boquete, Panama
Phone Number: 720-1000
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Everybody just seems to love Carlos and we can understand why. It was a very interesting tour of the Ruiz Coffee Farm. And then there were all the fun facts and stories. And... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 25, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

Everybody just seems to love Carlos and we can understand why. It was a very interesting tour of the Ruiz Coffee Farm. And then there were all the fun facts and stories. And that's what made it such a great experience. We had an amazing time and can totally recommend this.

Thank JF089
Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

The shop in cafe Ruiz is a great place to encounter an excellent selection of local bouquete coffees. Well worth a stop on your way through town.

Thank Allen W
Concord, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

CARLOS, CARLOS, CARLOS !!!!!!! He has been working for the Ruiz family since he was 10 years old & he has been their Tour Guide since 1997. Carlos is such an officienado on all aspects of coffee growing, picking, processing, roasting, tasting.......I will NEVER look at another cup of java the same again. NEVER EVER drink coffee from an American... More 

Thank Rebel500
Antigua, Guatemala
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We really enjoyed staying at Café Ruiz. Besides the great Coffee they offer it was the very welcoming athmosphere what makes this place stunning. We enjoyed it so much that we came here repeatedly. We also did a great coffee tour and learned much about coffee. It opened my eyes about the taste of coffee and makes me now really... More 

Thank Phipyu
Montreal, Canada
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24 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

We reserved last minute and our guide Carlos was still able to make it. He picked us up from our hostel and is extremely knowledgeable about coffee and everything surrounding it. You get to taste three different kinds of coffee to really understand what he means. Very enjoyable excursion.

Thank Anastasia B
Prague, Czech Republic
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Nice place a bit off the town. It has a very good coffee and cake and is a good starting point for a trips to mountains.

Thank Zdekal
Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

The tour is awesome, thanks to Carlos who is an amazing tour guide. He knows so many things, we were amazed. The story about the city of Boquete, about its coffee farms and other things, everything very interesting. I speak Spanish but not very well, and specially in Panama I find it hard to understand some stuff people say, but... More 

Thank alexxra
Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

We thought it suppose to be just one more these tours, but i come up very nice and very tasty. Despite not drinking coffee at all it was very interesting and relaxing. Nice tour guide and very intersting facts.

Thank Fi D
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Our Ruiz coffee tour with Carlos was one of the highlights of our vacation. We learnt a wealth of information about coffee and were entertained by his sprinklings of humor. He walked us through the coffee process from bean to table, including different drying, sorting, roasting and even tasting methods. He has worked in every aspect of the coffee business... More 

Thank Zac C
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Ruiz coffee is a local family owned business with about 11 farms. Carlos was our tour guide. He is funny as well as informative and speaks English well. First he takes you to an area with benches and he gives you basics about coffee production. Then he takes you through the farm where you can see coffee trees, the drying... More 

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