90-Minute Coffee Production Tour at Finca los Castaños in Gran Canaria

Come to this wonderful coffee plantation school in the Valley of Agaete, unique in Europe, where you will discover what is behind a cup of coffee, the beans treatment and its special scent.

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  • Duration: 1,5 Hour
  • Easy
  • Electronic voucher
  • Meet on location
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Description

Get to know the world of coffee from the bean’s treatment to the transformation into the drink. You will get introduced into the process of how it is grown, dried, hulled until it is transformed into the so called ‘black gold’. You will perceive the details of this laborious job, that has been performed with much care and passion, as it deserves.

During approximately 90 minutes you will know the importance of quality coffee, and of course, towards the end of the visit you will be able to taste the coffee that is harvested in the farm.

This incredible experience will open a new world of sensations. Finca Los Castaños is in Valle de Agaete (Gran Canaria), the only place where coffee has been traditionally grown in Europe since several plants of the Typica Arabica variety arrived at the beginning of the 19th century. During the 50 years of existence of the farm, its owner has arranged it based on the predominant crops in the valley, where coffee trees grow harmoniously around mangoes, papayas, avocados, oranges, grapefruits and other types of tropical fruits. Currently, 80% of the farm is dedicated to the cultivation of coffee, mainly Arabica Typica, although they have a recently cultivated area of ​​the Geisha variety, the most precious kind worldwide, making them pioneers in Europe in their cultivation. 

Examples of other varieties are also available, such as Caturra, Yellow Catuai, and even Robusta, this will allow you to perceive the physical difference as well as feel it. Thanks to the work of the manager Antonio Márquez, first Q Grader of the Canary Islands and AST Trainer by the Specialty Coffee Association Association of Europe (SCAE), the farm has grown in national and international recognition since this coffee was chosen in 2015 by the national barista champion Luis Blanco and his toaster Marisa Baqué to represent Spain in the World Barista Championship 2015.

 You can visit this magnificent country state from Monday to Friday, from 9:30 to 13:30.

Starting Location: Finca Los Castaños

Starting Times: 9:30 - 13:30

Meeting Point: Finca Los Castaños 

Camino de los Romeros, 2, 35489 Valle de Agaete, Gran Canaria.    

Pick-up Type: This activity does not offer pick-up service in hotels. Customers should get directly to the meeting point.

Itinerary

Finca Los Castaños

Meeting Points

What’s included

Ticket to Finca los Castaños

Coffee making description tour around the country state.

Tasting of a cup of coffee.

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What do I need to bring

Comfortable shoes

Important information

The minimum age for this activity is 14 years old.

It is recommended to wear comfortable shoes.

Categories

ARTS AND CULTURE

CULINARY

Guided Language

  • Spanish, Castilian
  • English
  • German
15 1,5 Hour , Easy

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