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Cafe Ruiz Coffee Tasting

Boquete, Panama
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Ranked #14 of 34 Activities in Boquete
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Nagoya, Japan
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31 reviews 31 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
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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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55 reviews 55 reviews
8 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
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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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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43 reviews 43 reviews
20 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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Los Angeles, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
16 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

I am a big coffee fan, and enjoyed touring this beautiful coffee plantation with an excellent, informative guide. I didn't understand how complex the process of growing, harvesting and processing coffee is until this tour. It gave me a much greater appreciation for the cups of coffee I drink each morning! The tour ended at a tasting room where we... More

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Mississauga, ON
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

We didn't go for the tour, but bought some of their Berlina coffee (local, picked and roasted and packaged on-site) and had a small pot of it to drink while we relaxed on their patio. Surrounded by beautiful hills and so relaxing. The coffee was some of the best I've ever had. The lady insisted that we try it without... More

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New Providence Island
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106 reviews 106 reviews
24 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

This was one of my highlights in Boquete. We were picked up by Carlos and taken to the first farm, here we learnt about how coffee grows and is harvested. We also hEard many of Carlos' witting and interesting stories. We went to two other processing plants and got a real feel for making coffee. The whole process really made... More

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Flagstaff, Arizona
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7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

We knew a lot about coffee trees and growing them, but this tour focused on coffee processing. The young woman did a great job in English and was happy to answer questions also. Besides having marvelous coffee and pecan pie at the end, we, also, had the delight of Senior Ruiz joining us for awhile. We only hope at 95... More

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