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Cafe Ruiz Coffee Tasting

#6 of 27 Tours in Boquete
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Address: Boquete, Panama
Phone Number: 720-1000
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We made the Coffee Tour with the guide Carlos. It was awesome!!! Carlos has a huge knowlegde about cultivation, preparation and everthing else about coffee even about things like... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Darmstadt, Germany
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Darmstadt, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We made the Coffee Tour with the guide Carlos. It was awesome!!! Carlos has a huge knowlegde about cultivation, preparation and everthing else about coffee even about things like distribution or cultural aspects. The way he tells you about coffee and guides you through the plantages never gets boring. His english is perfect! After the tour we tried different coffees... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016

Ask for Carlos! He speaks great English for those that lack the Spanish skills. He is by far the best guide I have EVER had. He could do Stand-up comedy. This was by far the best tour i have done: I have done tons of wine, beer and booze tours. Blows away all the lame napa, sonoma tours. They picked... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

Cafe Ruiz' coffee plantation tour came highly recommended and it was well worth the time and money. I love coffee but knew very little about how it gets to my cup. Carlos, as other visitors have noted, is an excellent guide. He is funny while providing lots of information, and is fluent in English and Spanish, and speaks some other... More 

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Destin, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016 via mobile

Wow! Last minute excursion. My traveling companion said "I hope this isn't another boring tour." Well, far from it! We had a blast . We were the only 2 guests and we felt like we had a private tour with a stand up comedian! Carlos was hysterical! And he was ultra-knowledgable about the entire coffee process and I was glad... More 

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Alexandria, Egypt
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016

One of the owners picked us up at our hotel. Carlos gave us a tour and was outstanding. working in the fields and every job in between since he was 10 he knows everything about Coffee. Did I mention he is a stand up comedian. It really is two shows in one. So much hands on information. I will never... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016

We absolutely loved the coffee tour at Cafe Ruiz. It was very educational and enjoyable, and our tour guide was like a standup comedian. We learned a lot, not only about coffee and coffee plantations but also about the Panamanian culture and lifestyle. After the tour there was a coffee tasting back at their coffee shop (which is at a... More 

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Ottawa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016

Carlos, the guide, was very funny and knowledgeable. Lots of information was given on the coffee-production process. Very interesting! The tasting consists of three different roasts of the regular blend. Highly recommended.

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Munich, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2016

We were collected from our hotel on the dot of 9am and brought to the shop of Cafe Ruiz before starting out to the plantation. Another tour starts at 1pm. Carlos, our guide, was extremely informative. He explained the entire process of the growing, harvesting and roasting of the coffee beans. We could see the various stages of all the... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2016

We went on a tour of this long established coffee finca. Carlos was very funny and informative. There was coffee tasting after and to our surprise, a pound bag of coffee was handed Out to the tour participapnts. The Cafe Ruiz coffee shoo is a bit of a walk, right next to the "your garden is my garden" but it... More 

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Gaithersburg, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2016 via mobile

We toured Ruiz Coffee farm with Carlo as our guide. He was extremely informative and very engaging. He picked us up right on time and gave us his full attention during the tour. If you have never seen all the steps a bean goes through to fill your morning cup, this tour is a must,

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