This was a last minute trip - we have done coffee tours in Jamaica & Hawaii perviously and were not sure if it was worth it. However, decided to do it at the last minute, and added horseback riding as well. I am so glad, since it turned out to be the most exciting experience of our Colombia trip.
First of all, the owner/guide Andres is amazing - very knowleadgeble, accomodating, cordial, friendly and helpful. Our kids loved interacting with him.
Second, the tour. This involved 2 hour very scenic drive to a coffee plantation, a quick pause in the town of Concordia, lush vegetation and scenery soaking, coffee picking, lots of picture time, exploring end to end coffee processing plant, lunch, horse back riding in the very serene, very green rolling hills of Antioquia and finally the drive back.
Third - it was fantastic. Every part of the experience. Some were new, some unique, some thrilling, some scenic, some delicious, some marvellous - it was a combination of many emotions all with a happy ending. We loved the single-origin coffee experience. Anf the horse ride - that was crazy awesome. A little, just a little scary being the first time riding in such hilly terrain. But the view was so uplifting. I could have rode thorugh the mountains for the whole day !!! My 5 yr old rode tandem, and all others rode individually. Highly highly recommend it.
Finally, we did the trip with our kids ( 10 and 5) and it worked out fine. My kids are used to all kinds of travel expriences and can adjust ( as long as enough snacks are available :D), so they enjoyed it a lot. Imagined themselves to be cowboys and soldiers and warriors and policemen and all kinds of 'heroes' while on horseback. Andres made sure to accomodate them well. They also loved the simple colombia lunch we had at the farm. So if you are considering taking younger kids, I would encourage you ( speak to the company and they will help you out with requests).
A note to consider: The drive is a couple of hours through mountain terrain, and colombians drive fast even in that kind of terrain and turns. So if you have a bad case of motion sickness, hate long drives, or can't handle a little 'swashbuckling' drive, then rethink. For us, we had a little discomfort with the winding drive but rolling down the windows, taking a quick drink break kept it under control. But given a chance, I will do this trip all over again, and again. Totally, absolutely, completely loved it !