I have been wanting to just travel to some coffee farm that is safe and other fun things to do. Learn about the process and see the coffee plant first hand (besides looking at my potted ones on my shelf). I also wanted to make a group trip out of it, that way everyone learns alot. I think here at the 'Exchange' we could get a nice group together and make something great of it.
When is the best time per region to visit a coffee plantation? I would love to experience harvesting and processing but at the same time I have free time in Sept, October and maybe early November this year, so I would like to go somewhere during this time period. Does anyone know of any resource/guide to different harvesting seasons around the globe?
Is it still worth visiting coffeegrowing farms out of season?
I am considering Central America, Colombia, Brazil. Maybe even Ethiopia, Kenya or Rhwanda.
Hey guys, you are welcome to come to Guatemala, harvest time for Antigua Guatemala goes from late october to mid february, regardless of the storm we got almost two weeks ago the coffee plantations are doing good, more than ever we want to help the communities that lost their homes or so.-
Thanks Luiz, I decided to go to Panama and Costa Rica instead. In Oct or Nov, I know harvest have hardly begun by then but I have other things to consider. I'm flying into San Jose, Costa Rica and out from Panama City. I have not made any firm arrangements with farms yet so if anyone have suggestions etc or want to tag along just gimme a shout!
Anyone have tips for where to visit coffee plantations in Sumatra? I'll be there in December/January. I found a place near Panang that discovered some original trees brought by the Dutch that were thought to have disappeared. I'm hoping to go visit and try their Kopi Luwak. Here's a link to the one I found: http://www.mandailingestatecoffee.com/index.html
I've also read about a coffee company in Medan and believe they get coffee from the region South of Lake Toba. Anyone have other suggestions, they are most welcome!
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