For a closer look at Cobán’s principal crop, take the guided tour offered by the Finca Santa Margarita, a coffee plantation just south of the centre. The interesting tour (an English-speaking guide is usually available) covers the history of the finca, founded by the Dieseldorff family in 1888, and examines all the stages of cultivation and production, including a walk through the grounds. You also get a chance to sample different low-, middle- and high-altitude arabica coffee blends and, of course, purchase some beans.

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