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Cafe Ruiz Coffee Tasting

Boquete, Panama
720-1000
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Ranked #13 of 34 Activities in Boquete
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Arizona
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189 reviews 189 reviews
51 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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Nagoya, Japan
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33 reviews 33 reviews
3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

The tour took just about 3 hours visiting three different sites of Casa Ruiz, a.k.a. "Cafe Ruiz". The whole tour was just great with only me and another Spanish guy - almost a semi-private tour! Whether or not you normally drink coffee, this tour would deepen your knowledge in how coffee beans are nurtured and processed, etc. Many thanks to... More

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SoCal
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We had a great time on this bean to cup tour-and would highly recommend it. Carlos was very entertaining and knowledgeable about the company,coffee, and Boquete. He had a great way of explaining the process that made you proud to drink coffee-especially Ruiz coffee! I have twin 8 yr old girls and they were pretty engaged in the tour, they... More

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Southern California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

This might be the best tour -- of anything -- that I've ever taken. And I don't even drink coffee. Carlos, the tour guide, is evidently a well-known Boquete character. (Not that difficult to be, perhaps -- it's a small place -- but still . . .) He is absolutely encyclopedic about coffee in general and Café Ruiz in particular.... More

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Tallahassee, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Make sure to try and sample all of the different roasts and cafes. Geisha was the best. We had an amazing tour! It is definitely worth the experience. Staff were extremely knowledgeable.

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Leon, Nicaragua
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20 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

We arrived at the mountain town of Boquete in Panama. There are many coffee plantations in Boquete. Today we took time and visited one of Panama's most famous family owned coffee companies: Cafe Ruiz. Our tour guide Carlos informed us about the art of growing, processing and tasting coffee. We saw the 92 year old owner of Cafe Ruiz sitting... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Learn a lot about coffee production and processes. Great experience highly recommended. Not too many choices regarding the time of the tour.

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