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Cafe Ruiz Coffee Tasting

Address: Boquete, Panama
Phone Number: 720-1000
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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

i gave seen red berries an d have been told these are coffee beans, i have been on tours explaining how these fruits become coffee but this is a unique tour and tasting experience ; much detail and information regarding the whole process even if you hate coffee Carlos , our guide, was fun and informative one really learns about... More 

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Cincinnati
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

I would highly recommend the three hour tour which includes a tour of the coffee plantation including the manufacturing facility and a coffee tasting. Carlos is a terrific guide and gives a great tour. Carlos is both knowledgeable and funny. The plantation is beautiful. This tour is superb!

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Oviedo, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Never tasted light, medium and dark coffee as in a taste test. Learned so much about the whole process. I only want coffee from Panama now.

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Kelowna, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Let me say first that I am not a coffee drinker, so my wife and I were very doubtful to go on this tour. After all this was a coffee tour and we thought to ourselves what could be so exciting about it, especially for someone who does not drink much coffee. A lady we were staying at recommended it... More 

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quebec
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

I learn so much on this visit! Lots of stuff i thought i knew about coffee was so wrong! Carlos took us on the big 3h tour for 30$ which includes hotel pickup! You get a instructive speech, go through the fields, then the industrial machines, then back to the shop to taste different types of coffees! We got a... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Carlos is awesome and the Cafe Ruiz tour was a highlight of my Boquete trip. I learned SO much about Coffee and about Boquete and the changes in the past years as more development (and exploitation) has come to the region. I really appreciated his candid and comedic perspective and will never look at a cup of coffee the same... More 

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Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

They have 2 tours the 3 hour one for $30 and then a 45 mins one $9. I am not a coffee drinker so we decided to do the small tour and if we wanted more info we would do the big one. The 45 mins was good enough for us. We saw a couple of types of trees, then... More 

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Irvine, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

The guide, Carlos picks you up from your hotel and takes you back when the tour is over. He is very friendly, and very knowledgeable. Any thing you need to know about coffee, Carlos knows it. I learned a lot about coffee. And during the coffee tasting at the end I was able to differentiate, and understand what the distinctions... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Cafe Ruiz was amazing! I spent just over a week in panama (visiting different parts of the country) and this tour was by far my favorite time spent on the trip. The tour guide spoke perfect english, and was so knowledgable about coffee production and sales all over the world. I am not a coffee drinker, but the mountains of... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

i went in early 2011, and experience has stuck with me ever since. The best coffee i've had in life to date as well as a very interesting tour. I highly suggest anyone in the area check it out, it's not to be missed.

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