Think you know coffee? Here in Colombia, it’s more than just a quick pick-me up to get you through the day. It’s part of social interaction, our workplace life, and is likely what the world knows most of Colombian cultural identity. Colombia’s coffee plantations are the largest exporter of Arabica beans globally, so we like to think we bring a little bit of Colombia into homes around the world.
Have your Coffee Baptism at a “Temple of Coffee” owned by Colombia’s most awarded coffee plantation. We will pick you up at your hotel and bring you to this Temple where you’ll have your opportunity to appreciate the many nuances of coffee in much the same manner as wine-tasting. In fact, the brothers who now run the plantation are the 3rd generation of this family-owned business were inspired to develop these experiences as they toured and tasted their way through the vineyards of France.
Your coffee baptism is designed to awaken all your senses. First, you’ll learn about coffee production here in Colombia, what is involved in harvesting and processing this glorious crop. Next comes how to appreciate all of coffee’s “organoleptic” qualities: scent, taste, mouth feel and more, no different than testing fine cognacs. Now for your sensorial awakening as you begin to discern distinct aromas and flavors. Hone your new talents now with cuppings of 3 different coffees from their plantation.
Additional Experiences Available:
Coffee Baptism with Honey Pairings – includes honey samplings from 3 different origins – 1 ½ hours
Coffee Baptism with Rum Pairings – includes 3 premium rums from different origins – 1 ½ hours
Slow Molecular Cupping – Includes Coffee Baptism, as well as the cupping of flavors with transformed textures, a la molecular gastronomy 1 ½ – 2 hours