Join us on this amazing trip to Jaguar Coffee Farm. Here you will learn how coffee makes its way from beautiful farms to that warm cup in your hands!
This tour will take us to Silvania, a town near Bogotá. We come here today because the rich volcanic soil and arid mountains of the Andes create the perfect conditions to grow high-quality coffee. Particularly, the soils in this area produce rich, heavy, and low acidity beans.
Our tour of Jaguar Coffee Farm will take us through the 2-year long process of transforming coffee berries into coffee beans. We will hike around the coffee state, visiting the stages of coffee growth. From green to red berries, ready to be hand-picked. You will even be able to plant your own coffee bud and learn how to carefully pick mature beans. From here we will guide you through the bean-cleaning, fermentation, and drying processes – all key in giving the coffee its characteristics.
After the tour, we will sit down and share a traditional lunch on the second floor of the hacienda. Here you will be able to appreciate the magnificent scenic views the farm has to offer. And coffee after lunch is a must: so we’ll share from a selection of coffees. Next, you will have time to do some more coffee tasting, drink a beer, take a nap in a hammock or play some local games, like Bolirana or Tejo. We will leave Jaguar Coffee Farm around mid-afternoon towards Bogotá.
What to expect
Travelers will be picked up at their lodgings starting at 8 am. Transport from Bogotá to Silvania takes around 1 hour 45 minutes. Around 10 am travelers will be given an overview of the farm and its activities, before being taken to a coffee tasting. Then, travelers will tour around the coffee state for 2 hours: from the plantation to the washing, fermenting, drying, and toasting facilities.
During the tour, travelers will be able to plant 2 coffee plants and harvest some ripe beans. Lunch will be served at 1 pm on the second floor of the hacienda, with a scenic view of the mountains. A customary coffee cup will be offered as digestive for those who prefer it. Afterward, travelers can choose from a variety of local activities, like Rana or Tejo, or resting in a hammock before leaving for Bogotá. Our stay at the farm will end around 3:30 pm and we expect to be in Bogotá at 5:30 pm.