Coffee estate tour, Arusha
On collection from your hotel, transfer to one of the evergreen coffee plantations within Arusha. Meet your coffee guide and begin your walk through the plantations. The plantations in Arusha are gorgeous and shaded by grandiose trees growing in the fertile volcanic soil alongside the coffee bushes. Your guide will chat with you as you walk and explain the journey of the coffee bean – how it is cultivated, picked, dried and finally roasted to produce a variety of different blends. This sensational and educational tour is for anyone who wants to learn about the captivating life cycle of the coffee bean.
On this tour learn more about the whole process of making a divine cup of coffee from planting the crops all the way to when it is poured into your cup. Visit the nurseries, the main plantation and the coffee factory itself to see how the coffee is dried and processed. Some of the factories still use the original machinery from the 1940s which you can try out for yourself – feel free to join in the process by stitching up hessian coffee sacks with a pedal powered sewing machine or scoop the coffee beans up into a manual grinder.
A highlight of the tour is undoubtedly the build-up to the ultimate taste test. As you look on the coffee will be roasted, freshly ground and added to hot water leading to the moment where you can enjoy tasting the different varieties of cups of joe. Savouring the bean that was grown only meters from where you sip. Should you wish to purchase some of your favourite coffee from the tour to appreciate when you get home, feel free to do so at the end of the tour before you head back to your accommodation.