Ook in het Nederlands
In 1998 we emigrated from busy Holland to Panama.
Next we took over an old and over grown coffee estate.
And so our coffee adventure heat started.
We build the main house and revived a part of coffee plantation
but 2/3 of the estate is now our private forest reserve !
We named the estate Finca Habbus de kwie.
Next was Coffee Adventures tours, a small company with passion.
Our little tour company "coffee Adventures" started as a hobby, and after more than ten years, the passion for our "work" is only growing stronger.
Being small guarantees you a very personal service.
We meanly organize private tours and we personally will be your guide on all our excursions !
We love to show you the wonders of Panama's nature, and it's always a joy to see the reaction of somebody how discovers the excellence of the Panamanian Coffee.
Being small is also a way of keeping the impact of our activity on nature minimal.
The nature in Panama is very special and we do our very best to keep it this way, we therefore sincerely hope you will be affected by it's splendor and our passion for nature.
"New" On the Habbus de Kwie estate is our deluxe lodge Tinamou Cottage a romantic hideaway
existing out of only three cottages, carefully and very privately placed in the jungle.
Being small and the passion is our secret!
Hope to see you in Boquete
Terry & Hans van der Vooren
Finca Habbus De Kwie
Always close to Nature.
Spanish, English or Dutch spoken quality tours.
Quality tours means.
More then ten years of experience!
We will be your guide.
You may expect us to be knowledgeable.
The best trails and bird watching spots.
Private tours, you are in control, you set the pace!
The Kotowa Coffee tour is now considered as one of the best in Latin America.
All excursions and tours are complete, no unpleasant surprises.
There is no advertising on our car's !
If possible transportation on/or close to the tour destination.
We carry, insect/snake kits, first aid kit, radio and/or cell phone.
We use modern / new well maintained, save 7 passenger 4 wheel drive SUV's
Hans & Terry van der Vooren
Tel (507) 720 3852
Cell (507) 6634 4698
Finca Habbus de Kwie
Boquete Chiriqui Rep. de Panama
Below you find Quotes from some of the best travel books, and you will notice
Coffee Adventures has a reputation to lose!
"Boquete has gained international recognition as a producer of fine coffee and free lance tour guides Terry and Hans van der Vooren provide two and a half to tree hour tours that cover everything from plant to production, harvesting to roasting to the tasting of the final product. Tours visit
Note: We stop working with cafe Ruiz Aug. 2004
We only are responsible for the Kotowa tour.
Hiking/bird watching Tours T720-3852 C6634-4698.Run by Terry van Niekerk who speaks English, Spanish and Dutch, who provides hiking and bird watching tours of the surrounding area of Boquete Highly recommended for the los Quetzales hike(5 hours) which also includes transportation back from Cerro Punta to Boquete (2 hours). Tours include fresh coffee, snacks and some include a light breakfast"
Regis St Louis & Scott Doggett
"For bird watching
contact Hans & Terry
,a friendly Dutch couple who lead tours around Boquete."
"Kotowa coffee estate offers the best coffee-estate tour in the area. It features a description of the estate's history (beginning with a Canadian's arrival in 1918).
There's a full tour of the production, as well as a tour of the estate's original processing mill.
At the cupping session, guest learn what to look for in high-quality coffee.
The estate requests 24 hour notice prior to your visit."
24 hour notice?: You can call at the last moment but making you reservation on time makes sense, we work with small groups in the 9 am Kotowa tour and full is full!
The phone number in the Lonely Planet is of the Kotowa farm
Please call this number for reservations 720 3852 or cell 6634 4698
Coffee Adventures (tel. 720-3852 cell 6634-4698 firstname.lastname@example.org),a local guide service, gives excellent tours of Cafe Kotowa."
Coffee adventures (call 720-3852 cell 6634-4698 email@example.com), is a guide outfit that consists of terry van Niekerk and Hans van der Vooren, the warm and eminently dependable couple who own Tinamou cottage.
They offer an excellent well-organized guided hike along Sendero Los Quetzales."
" They also offer less strenuous hiking "
"Other trips include half day hiking and bird-watching tours and a scenic drive from Boquete to Almirante in Bocas del Toro which for those who can afford it and don't want to fly, is a Quicker and much more enjoyable way to get to the islands than taking buses"
Moon handbooks writes: "Visitors can also visit Cafe Kotowa on their own" This is not possible any more. For Quality reasons all tours on the Kotowa estate are now done by Coffee Adventures.