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“A rivetting, entertaining and informative experience!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Boquete Coffee Tour

Boquete Coffee Tour
El Salto Region, Boquete, Panama
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Ranked #1 of 3 Food & Drink in Boquete
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: The Boquete Coffee Tour at Finca Dos Jefes offers the only personalized, hands-on tour and roasting experience in Boquete. Guests can walk through the fields, learn about traditional organic farming and roast coffee beans to enjoy at home.
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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“A rivetting, entertaining and informative experience!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013 via mobile

I went on the tour with my wife on August 14th 2013. Firstly, we have been travelling for a month in Costa Rica and Panama and have spent a lot on a variety of excellent (and some not so good) tours. For $30 this was an absolute snip. Rich is an absolute star and we could have listened to him all day... there is no substitute for passion ... the fact he does this tour twice a day (every day) is unbelievable as you'd think it was the first time he'd actually done it... such is his passion. It is very rare that a guide actually takes time to get to know you personally and build this into the tour. I have learned so much about the coffee growing business, ethical issues involved, grinding process and tasting. The 3 types of coffee we tasted were all delicious as was the ginger cookies and Panama beer! A real nice touch! The delicious coffee was also very good value to purchase ($10 for a large bag) to go with the free bag we were given. Rich also gave us s whistlestop tour of the best restaurants in the Boquete area! Thanks for a marvellous experience! !

Visited August 2013
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“Amazing experience! Don't miss it!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

This coffee tour was a real highlight of our trip to Panama. Rich is extremely knowledgeable and interesting. This is an "experience" not just a tour. I am a professor and was traveling with a group of college students. Rich was great with the students and they learned A LOT! He runs a socially responsible business. The icing on the cake is that the coffee itself is AMAZING! Bring back more than you think you want. I just ran out and am disappointed I didn't bring buy more. I will definitely do this again on my next trip.

Visited May 2013
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“If you love coffee, you will love this tour”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

The proprietor couldn't afford to buy a vineyard in the Napa Valley, so he bought a small coffee plantation on a hillside above Boquete. Great coffee and visiting with Rich and helping him roast some beans (I would call it a visit, not a tour) was an excellent way to spend a damp and windy afternoon. Highly recommended.

Visited August 2013
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Panama City, Panama, Panama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

My husband and I visited Fincas Dos Jefes yesterday, and it was EASILY the highlight of our trip to Boquete. I was referred to Dos Jefes by a co-worker and made it top priority to book the tour. It was an awesome bridge of the social, economical, and agricultural happenings of Boquete, Panama in addition to an awesome coffee education and tour of the farm. Sounds geeky, but it's anything but! AND you don't leave empty handed, Rich walks you through roasting your own batch of coffee and each participant walks away with a bag! My only suggestion is to book the tour with nothing else on your agenda. If you are wanting to rush through the tour to make another tour, you will not enjoy the view and the amount of information being offered.

Visited August 2013
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“Exceptional coffee, exceptional tour!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

Amazing tour! Rich was friendly and knowledgeable; in just a few short hours I learned a world about coffee, the industry, and the production process. In addition to a tour of the fields to see the beans growing, the tour includes a tasting of light, medium, and dark roasts to determine a favorite, before the opportunity to experience the roasting process hands-on. There was ample time for questions and stories, and at the end, everyone on the tour was given a half-pound bag of coffee to take home with them of their favorite roast.

Transportation was arranged/provided, tour size is kept small for an intimate experience, and a celebratory [of a successful roast, of course!] beer following the tour sealed the deal. Definitely a must-do in Boquete!

Visited July 2013
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