Argovia Express: Coffee Tasting & Botanic Garden
Journey into the Sierra Madre Mountains of Chiapas and discover the world’s finest coffees. You’ll travel by air-conditioned van approximately 90 minutes through the lush forests and breathtaking scenery of the Sierra Madres to Argovia Estate. Founded in 1880, Argovia is one the oldest coffee producers in the region and is a one-of-a-kind, family-owned agricultural estate. Your professional guide will provide in-depth information about the history of the area, the people of Chiapas and the steps involved in creating the perfect cup of coffee. Take a short tour of the grounds and learn about the plantation’s history as well as the history of coffee in Chiapas and how it came to be known as the second-finest coffee producing region in the world. Discover what makes Chiapas coffee unique as you learn the art of coffee tasting—and why it’s perfectly acceptable to slurp! Argovia has diversified its production and now also specializes in growing a variety of ornamental flowers. Get to know all the diversity of foliage and see tropical and exotic flowers as you tour one small but spectacular botanic garden. Afterwards you’ll have time to browse in the gift shop and purchase Argovia’s famous coffee to take home with you.
Wear comfortable clothing and shoes; bring sunscreen and insect repellent. Tour is available only on select sailings.