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Address: Boquete, Panama
Phone Number: 720-1000
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Tastful and very informative

Coffee tour at finca Ruiz Carlos took us on a tour for 3 hours, to 1 of the 11 finca's the Ruiz coffee company owns. It was a super interesting tour with a lot of information... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Coffee tour at finca Ruiz Carlos took us on a tour for 3 hours, to 1 of the 11 finca's the Ruiz coffee company owns. It was a super interesting tour with a lot of information about the whole coffee proces. I really learned a lot this day. After the tour you will head back to the coffee cafe where... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

We really enjoyed touring cafe ruiz. The guide was extremely knowledgeable about the coffee process and the industry and market in general. The farm is very artisan and environmentally friendly, not the same as the bigger industrial coffee growers. It takes about 3 hours, including a tasting. Plus gorgeous views of Boquete!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

The tour lasts 3 hours. I'm not sure if it was because of the date we came in (April), the harvest was just finished, or if it is always like this. I believe this tour could last 1:30 to 2 hours. I felt the guide was really knowledgeable and i learned a lot about coffee, but the guide had to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

We signed up for the coffee tour and our guide was a native resident of Boquete named Carlos. He drove us just outside Boquete and up to one of the Ruiz coffee farm areas where they also processed the coffee. He took us on a walking tour thru the coffee plants, and I was amazed how they had orange trees... More 

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Playa Coronado, Panama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Not being a coffee drinker, this tour didn't interest me as much as the others in our group. We drove to one of eleven of the Cafe Ruiz coffee farms and were guided though the farm by Carlos. He is a local from Boquete and has been raised in the coffee business. He has an interesting personal story that is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

We toured cafe Ruiz after a recommendation from our hotel and were so glad we did! Our guide Carlos picked us up in a comfortable van at our hotel, and took us to the farm along with the other tour attendees. Upon arriving, we walked to a set of benches where Carlos talked about the history of Boquete, and told... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

We went on the three hour coffee tour. The guide is very knowledgeable and friendly. You have the opportunity to try coffee at the end of the tour and we opted to stay for a few more tastings at the cafe. We even ran into Mr. Ruiz who is 93 but still comes to work every day. If you are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

We did the 3 hours tour. The guide Carlos is really good and pretty funny as well. We learned a lot about the process of coffee. The tasting was a good way to end up the tour.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

After our B&B host recommended this tour over all the others (and his recommendations were always great) so we booked an afternoon tour. It was well organized and covered more info than I thought possible. The location was a bit of a drive but the driver kept talking and was quite entertaining. Once in the plantation, the guide spoke about... More 

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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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