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Coffee Tour Experience

When you sign up for one of our coffee tours, you will find yourself immersed in the coffee growing experience. Over the course of a few hours, you will meet one of our coffee farmers, tour part of his or her coffee plantation, and be taken through all the steps of the coffee harvest process. Depending on the time of year, you might even get to pick coffee fruits right off the plants!

We offer tours for groups as small as two people, so send us an email at tours@dlgcoffee.org and we'll set you up. Our coffee tour experience has been rated a Certificate of Excellence from Trip Advisor!

No matter when you come on a tour, you'll always learn and be amazed at all that goes into producing a great cup of De la Gente coffee. Enjoy the photo essay below from a tour we held last week, and next time you're in Guatemala, schedule one for yourself!

One of our coffee farmers, Don Filiberto (in the cowboy hat), and two of his sons, meet a group in the main plaza of San Miguel Escobar.

One of our coffee farmers, Don Filiberto (in the cowboy hat), and two of his sons, meet a group in the main plaza of San Miguel Escobar.

First, the group heads up Agua volcano through the streets of San Miguel Escobar...

First, the group heads up Agua volcano through the streets of San Miguel Escobar...

...and then onto the trails that the farmers traverse each and every day.

...and then onto the trails that the farmers traverse each and every day.

Carlos, one of Filiberto's sons, shows off a coffee plant that has been damaged by roya (leaf rust).

Carlos, one of Filiberto's sons, shows off a coffee plant that has been damaged by roya (leaf rust).

When the coffee fruits turn bright red, they're ready for picking.

When the coffee fruits turn bright red, they're ready for picking.

Even on a cloudy day, the view from one of Filiberto's cuerdas of land is still gorgeous.

Even on a cloudy day, the view from one of Filiberto's cuerdas of land is still gorgeous.

Filiberto explains the difference between the growth of different plants.

Filiberto explains the difference between the growth of different plants.

Many other crops are grown for shade purposes, including the nispero - or loquat. Biting into a fresh loquat is a refreshing snack during the journey.

Many other crops are grown for shade purposes, including the nispero - or loquat. Biting into a fresh loquat is a refreshing snack during the journey.

Filiberto and Juan Carlos check out some additional crops before the group heads back down the volcano.

Filiberto and Juan Carlos check out some additional crops before the group heads back down the volcano.

Into the streets of San Miguel Escobar, on the way to Filiberto's house.

Into the streets of San Miguel Escobar, on the way to Filiberto's house.

Carlos shows off the pulpador, which removes the fleshy outer layer of the coffee fruits and separates out the bean.

Carlos shows off the pulpador, which removes the fleshy outer layer of the coffee fruits and separates out the bean.

A tour participant roasts coffee beans, under the watchful eye of one of Filiberto's daughters.

A tour participant roasts coffee beans, under the watchful eye of one of Filiberto's daughters.

Another participant grinds the freshly roasted beans.

Another participant grinds the freshly roasted beans.

Then, they enjoy those beans in a piping hot cup of excellent coffee.

Then, they enjoy those beans in a piping hot cup of excellent coffee.

The tour finishes off with freshly prepared lunch, and includes a bag of De la Gente coffee for you to take with you!

The tour finishes off with freshly prepared lunch, and includes a bag of De la Gente coffee for you to take with you!