Location

Pacoche Wildlife Refuge

Time

4 hours approx.

Timing is adaptable to travelers’ needs (Cruise ship schedules)

Difficulty

Easy

Pricing

From 72 USD per person

About this tour

There are only two places where coffee is planted at low altitudes, Yemen, and Manabí, Ecuador.

In the middle of Pacoche National Wildlife Refuge, surrounded by humid forest, we find the organic coffee farm “Dos Monos,” owned by Juan Delgado, a passionate ex-pat with a high vision of conservation and sustainability.

The unique characteristics of the weather, its closeness to the marine breeze, and the low altitude where the farm stands have made Café “Dos Monos” highly appreciated by foreign markets as specialty monsooned coffee.

With this coffee tour in Manta, learn the process from organic plantation to tasty cup and the communal endeavors and environmental conservation surrounding the farm. Yet, to complete your day, taste our delicious coastal gastronomy.

What´s Included

  • Bilingual guidance (English, Spanish)
  • Coffee tasting
  • All entrance and activities fees
  • Cruise Terminal / Hotel pick up and drop off (You would have to take the free shuttle bus to Cruise Terminal)
  • *Does not include gratuities and lunch

Cancellation

  • If you cancel at least 7 calendar days in advance, there is no cancellation fee
  • If you cancel between 3 and 6 calendar days in advance, you will be charged a 50% cancellation fee
  • If you cancel within 2 calendar days in advance, you will be charged a 100% cancellation fee
  • For cruise ship travelers: If the ship doesn´t dock due to inclement weather conditions, political matters, or covid-19 related reasons, there is no cancellation fee

Read more about our terms and conditions HERE

Itinerary

Scenic route

First, we will leave the cruise terminal or hotel at 8 AM to take the E15, better known as the “Spondylus Route,” a beautiful road where you will see how vegetation abruptly changes from dry forest to humid forest.

Passing by small villages where Panama Hats are woven to coastal fishing villages and right through the middle of the Pacoche National Wildlife Refuge.

Walk through the organic coffee plantation

Once we get to the farm, the Owner, Juan Delgado, will welcome us and tell us the story of how he got inspired to move to this region and start this fantastic project and the conservation efforts and other many endeavors he has initiated to help the surrounding communities.

Then it is time to walk through the plantation and learn about the organic coffee plantation and the techniques applied that make this coffee so unique and sustainable. Pay attention to the canopy. We might get some fury friends watching us 🐒

Monsooned coffee tasting

After the walk, we will gather under the wooden house that crowns the top of the farm and have a taste of how experts have named it “Monsooned” Manabí Coffee.

Honey spicy, sweet, full of body, and slightly acid are some of the characteristics that you will taste. Enjoy!

Post harvest process and roasting

After getting energized by the flavorful cup of coffee, we will head towards the marquee, one of the few found just a few meters away from the ocean, contributing to this coffee’s unique flavor. Then, learn about the post-harvest, storage, and roasting that make the final product so distinctive.

Ecuadorian Coastal Gastronomy

To complete your tour, we will stop at a nearby restaurant for lunch where you can savor the fresh catch of the day and experience the delicious taste of Ecuadorian cuisine.

Do you need more information?

We can adapt this itinerary to your needs. Contact us!

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Cdla. Barbasquillo 130802
Manta – Ecuador
Phone: +593 995 376 249

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