Cali Coffee Drinking Tour

Duration: 2h
Languages: English
Quality Verified Registered on October 11, 2022

Hi! My name is Juan Camilo. I am a local to Cali, Colombia. I enjoy foreigners and showing my city around. I speak 3 languages and I lived in Argentina for 5 years. Countries I've been to: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Mexico, Panama, Peru, USA, Uruguay. As of hobbies I enjoy playing the guitar and ukulele. I love music and languages.

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  • No minimum number of attendees
    No minimum number of attendees is required for the tour
  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free
  • Accepts electronic payment
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Tour description

Did you know 93% of colombian coffee is exported?

Most of the times you get a coffee in Colombia it's not even colombian, specially if you're not in the coffee region.

So how do I get a real colombian coffee in Cali? You have to know where to find it!

Let's take your nose and taste buds on a journey through the flavor and aromas of a real colombian coffee cup from south Colombia.

Just as ourselves, every cup of coffee is different and unique. From the crop to the process, everything affects the profile (flavor and aroma) of the cup. Same grains might taste different if brewed with different methods! What does a specialty coffee from the south-west of Colombia taste like?

Come with me on a short and concise 400m walk around Granada neighborhood (one of the nicest in town). We will have 3 stops each on a different coffee shop, each with their own specialty coffee grains, brewing methods, and menu options.

People spend on average on each stop between: 7.000 - 20.000 pesos.

STOP 1 coffee grain details:

Origin: Alto de Topa, Inza, Cauca department, Colombia.
Varietal: Geisha.
Process: natural.
Profile: lemongrass, mango, agave, vanilla.

STOP 2 coffee grain details:

Origin: Piendamó, Cauca department, Colombia.
Height: 1650 - 1800 masl.
Varietal: Catimor (Caturra x Timor) & seasonal lots.
Process: washed.
Profile: chocolate, wine, toasty.

STOP 3 coffee grain details:

Origin: Santuario, Risaralda department, Colombia.
Height: 1700 masl.
Varietal: Pink Bourbon.
Process: washed.
Fragance: spices, caramel, floral.
Taste: rose tea, honey.
Sweetness: caramel.
Acidity: citric medium.
Body: silky medium.
Aftertaste: floral, molasses and honey.
SCA Score: 86.75+


Do I have to know about coffee to go to this tour?
No. From connoisseurs to absolute beginners, everyone can come and treat their senses with a nice cup of colombian specialty coffee.

Will we only drink black coffee?

It is recommended so you get the full tasting experience. But you can get whatever you like from the menu. There's all the international recipes, brunch options, even cold brew and some proposals with local ingredients.

Shouldn't I do this in Colombia's coffee region? Why here?
Coffee experts know that every grain is different. The ones we will taste come mostly from south of the country, the Cauca region, while the coffee axis is more upnorth: Risaralda, Quindio, Caldas.

Will you be able to identify the difference of flavor in each stop?
Come find out!

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Cl. 14 Nte. #9-04, Granada, Cali, Val...
    Cl. 14 Nte. #9-04, Granada, Cali, Valle del Cauca, Colombia
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    Let's meet outside Hooters in Granada. Don't be surprised by the Starbucks! It's not part of the tour.

  • 1
    Free admission
    L'Atelier du Café

    1st stop

  • 2
    Free admission
    La Marianela Coffee Shop

    2nd stop

  • 3
    Free admission
    Sattvica Cafe Bistró

    3rd stop

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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Maria 20 Sep 2023

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Travelled in couple - Sep 2023
Great fun tour and great coffee!!
David 27 Aug 2023

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Travelled alone - Aug 2023
Juan's tour was great..good information and fun to be with..had great suggestions and information about Cali!
Kevin 15 Jun 2023

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Travelled alone - Jun 2023
Camilo is a fantastic guide and personalized the tour for the group. I learned a ton from the tour as well as tasted some great coffee and traditional Colombian food. I had such a great experience I took his street food tour the next day! In addition to being a great tour guide, Camilo was very friendly and personable. He gave us a ton of advice, recommendations, and tips for Cali and we ended up grabbing drinks and dancing salsa after the street food tour with him. I highly recommend the coffee tour as well as any of Camilo's other tours!
Philipp 09 Mar 2023

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Travelled in group - Mar 2023
Juan was very passionate and really wanted to show us the coffee culture of colombia. All of the cafe places were lovely, Juan was open for all of our questions and tried to answer them super precise. We were part of several different coffee ceremonies, the owner of the coffee shops told us a lot about their coffee and the different style of making coffee! Would highly recommend this tour for all the coffee lovers out there
Daniela 30 Jan 2023

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Travelled alone - Jan 2023
Awesome with an even better tour guide! Would highly reccomend this tour to everyone who’s visiting Cali
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Who is this tour for?

Suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Accepts reservations up to 60 people.
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
There is no minimum number of people required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour requires the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Payment methods
Electronic or credit card payment is accepted.
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