Most of us drink coffee every day, but we likely don’t put a lot of thought into how the beans are harvested, roasted and packaged for sale. Learn all about these processes with this 2-hour guided tour of Hacienda El Progreso, a certified Rainforest Alliance coffee farm that produces Café Las Flores, one of the finest coffees in the country. Tour the farm, located at the bottom of the Mombacho Volcano, and learn how coffee goes from a cherry on a tree to being washed and dried and eventually roasted and in your cup. Includes hotel pickup and drop-off.
After pickup from your hotel in Managua, relax and enjoy the air-conditioned ride to Hacienda El Progreso, a coffee plantation located at the bottom of the Mombacho Volcano. Café Las Flores, the coffee produced on this plantation, is a Rainforest Alliance–certified product and one of the most popular coffees of Nicaragua. Meet your tour guide on arrival at the coffee plantation and learn about the history of coffee growing in Nicaragua and at Hacienda El Progreso. Find out how coffee goes from a simple cherry on a tree to being pitted, washed, dried, roasted and eventually ground and poured into a cup. See how everything is done using nature-friendly agricultural practices and how the plantation positively affects the local community. It’s a long, arduous process, and you’re certain to appreciate the labor that goes into the making of a good cup of coffee. Next, enjoy a nice cup of Café Las Flores right there on the plantation where the coffee was grown and produced. Get a snack or a meal at the on-site restaurant if you wish (own expense). With the tour over, return to your vehicle and settle in for the ride back to Managua, with drop-off at your hotel.