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“Fantastic coffee tour - unmissable!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Cafe San Alberto

Cafe San Alberto
Hacienda San Alberto, Armenia, Colombia
(57) 3168271421
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Ranked #2 of 6 attractions in Armenia
Type: Coffeehouses
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Owner description: Amid the blessed coffee fields of the Hacienda and surrounded by a magical landscape, you can enjoy a delicious cup of our coffee. Make the most of your visit, get to know and experience the coffee world through our two proposals: Premium Coffee Tasting Tour, San Alberto Coffee Baptism.
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“Fantastic coffee tour - unmissable!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2012

We have now visited Terraza San Alberto on 4 occasions with visitors and absolutely love it. The setting and views are amazing and worth the trip even just for a cup of coffee but the coffee tour is the best we've done (and we've done quite a few in and around Armenia). The tours are available in English and the explanations and customer service are first class. This family run business based on the theory behind wine tasting, represents la creme de la creme of colombian coffee, it really is the best we've tasted - so much so, we stock up on it for home and as presents for guests.
We're always well looked after and it is one of the highlights of our visitors' trips to colombia.

Visited November 2012
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Paisley, Reino Unido
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“The perfect combination between an exquisite coffee and a gorgeous landscape”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2012

San Alberto is located in Buenavista, Quindío, and has probably the best view I have ever seen while travelling through Colombia.

I had heard of them because they have won diferent awards for their quality and taste (lately 3 golden stars by the ITQI of Brussels and before that the golden medal at Moscow's World Food Fair). If you go to Scotland, you'd want to learn about whisky from experts, that's what you should also do when going to Colombia to learn about coffee.

When you go there you don't only enjoy the landscape, the mountains and the view on the coffee crops, you also spend an exclusive moment of professionalism and high quality learning.
I had the chance to go there with two friends and they booked the Coffee Premium Tour only for us.
We visited the plantation, went through the whole coffee process and had a coffee cupping. They explained to us that they were inspired by the great wines of France and it actually felt like visiting a vinyard, and we were taught so many valuable things by San Alberto´s coffee experts it was definitely worth the trip.
Afterwards you can also sit at the Terrace and drink a cup of their super premium coffee and eat a little something.

Totally recommended! (pictures enclosed)

Visited June 2012
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“Great quality coffee and wonderful scenery”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2012

This cafe is located in a small town called Bellavista, which means, beautiful view. The name of the town makes justice to the view. The town is located on top of a small ridge of a mountain chain. From there, you have a 270 degree view of a vast valley. It is just gorgeous!

Cafe San Alberto is located a little bit higher up than the center of town. It has a deck that hangs over a coffee crop. Their coffee is grown and processed there, on the San Alberto estate. The area is know for the great quality of its coffee.

We enjoyed a variety of coffees. They all had a good taste and aroma. Besides the coffee, we found a good selection of fresh made pastries. We also saw a demonstration of a different filtering process to prepare coffee. It was very interesting. The barista used a glass German coffee maker that looks similar to a sand clock. Every step of the preparation had a set timing and method. The process looked like a chemistry experiment!

Besides drinking the coffee there, you can buy the coffee by the pound. It is a little bit expensive, but it is worth the money.

We spend a couple of hours there talking, sipping the coffee and enjoying the view from the deck. Don't forget to bring your camera. I wish I had brought my camera, I just had my cellphone.

Visited January 2012
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