Amber Cove, Dominican Republic
Dominican Coffee: A Local Experience
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Approximately 5½ Hours
Calling all gourmet coffee fanatics! Join this journey into the mountains by open-air safari truck. The ride is half the fun and the views are breathtaking -- an experience you're not likely to forget.
Venture off the beaten track and into the beautiful Dominican tropical forest to experience the legendary flavor of world-famous Dominican coffee. Meet local farmers, hear their stories, and learn the ins and outs of coffee production, from bean to brew. Your participation helps to support economic opportunity for hardworking families, increasing income and wellbeing for coffee-growers, creating employment opportunities, and keeping families and communities together.
Enjoy a cup (or two) of joe -- the finest coffee in the world. And you can put all your caffeinated energy to work, if you're so inclined, by planting some coffee seedlings and taking a turn at roasting the beans -- an unforgettable, up-close look at the origins of your favorite morning ritual. You love the flavor and aroma of truly great coffee and learn what the buzz is all about.
At a beautiful mountain lodge, you'll also enjoy a delicious lunch of Sancocho -- one of the Dominican people's most cherished culinary traditions.
Wear comfortable clothing and closed-toe shoes. Bring sunscreen, sunglasses, cap, umbrella or rain-poncho. Bring local currency, as many vendors do not accept credit cards or US dollars. Minimum age is 8 years. Tour takes place indoors and outdoors. Not advisable for guests using a wheelchair.