LIVE Coffee Tasting

man coffee tasting experience at brew tulum beach



  • Location: Brew Tulum Specialty Coffee Experience
  • Duration: 1.5 hours
  • What's Included: Tasting of various, fresh-roasted Mexican coffee varieties + Mexican sweet bread

What you’ll do

We'll be exploring the world of Mexican coffee through smell and taste... delighting in a variety of fresh-roasted, LIVE COFFEE offerings including:

  • 100% Arabica coffee - cultivated with organic and natural processes
  • high-altitude varieties
  • shade-grown - in the volcanic highlands and cloud forests of Mexico
  • exclusive, micro-lot selections

You will also try:

  • "Cafe de Olla:" traditional Mexican-spiced coffee
  • Cold brew coffee

In addition, you will learn about:

  • more than 3 different methods used in the preparation of coffee
  • how each method changes the flavor and profile of the coffee
  • the ideal proportions of coffee and water for each method of preparation
  • the ideal grind for each preparation/method

What we’ll provide

Coffee for tasting
Mexican sweet bread

What to bring

Craving for coffee!

Please send us a quick note letting us know how you prepare coffee at home: traditional coffee machine, french press, Italian Moka pot, espresso machine... perhaps you have your own grinder and like to purchase whole beans?

About your hosts

We are your local coffee roasters in the Riviera Maya, Mexico and in St. Louis, MO! Coffee aficionados ourselves, upon arriving in the Mexican Caribbean we were perplexed to find that fresh-roasted coffee is not easy to come by... especially considering that Mexico is home to excellent, specialty-grade organic coffee varieties! Thus, we proudly fresh-roast coffee in our 12-kilo and 20-kilo roasters in Tulum and in our 5-kilo and 10-kilo roasters in St. Louis, MO. Our premium and specialty-grade beans are carefully sourced from coffee farms throughout Mexico. The beans arrive fresh, raw and green so that we may lovingly nurture their transformation into freshly-roasted, LIVE coffee goodness.

What else you should know

Perhaps bring a little cash in case you would like to purchase some bags of fresh-roasted coffee to take home. Makes a great souvenir for family and friends!


You can cancel within 24 hours of booking or up to 2 days before the experience start date to get a full refund.


You can reschedule the date or time of your experience up to 48 hours before the experience start time.

Canceling a rescheduled experience

If you reschedule an experience, it can be canceled for a full refund within 24 hours of the original booking time or up to 2 days before the original start date.


We can host indoors so we can enjoy the coffee tasting rain or shine! 🙂 Should bad weather conditions create an unsafe scenario, we may reschedule or cancel the experience, providing an appropriate refund.

Value | 50 USD per person

Review by Jessica

"This coffee tasting experience was truly a highlight of our entire visit to Tulum. AJ shared his amazingly delicious, super-fresh, live Mexican coffee with me and my husband and even inspired me to roast green coffee beans at home. The class was the perfect length, and we tried several different types of coffees and brew methods. Plus, we enjoyed a delicious complimentary pastry while we were waiting to begin. It didn't hurt that the entire experience took place on a shaded deck right on the beach!! Breezy beach + LIVE, fresh-roasted coffee = Heaven! My husband and I both love coffee and we walked away with so much knowledge and a tremendous appreciation for what AJ and Laura are doing at Brew Tulum. This is a MUST-GO experience for anyone visiting Tulum who enjoys coffee! We hope to return someday, and really hope perhaps AJ and Laura will decide to open a coffee shop in the US (preferably St. Louis...come on, Laura! :)" (June 2019)

Additional Reviews


“Laura and AJ made my boyfriend and I a delicious range of different coffee roasts made with different brewing methods. We were able to try the different styles and honestly some of the devices to make coffee were ones I had never even heard of! It was a fun experience and within seconds you can


“I came here for a combination coffee tasting and roasting class. It was exceptional and I learned so much about coffee! The owners were so welcoming and answered all my questions I had about coffee and the process of it. Not only did I get to taste all the different ways of brewing it, but


The coffee tasting with Laura and AJ was a really nice experience and we had a lovely afternoon with lot’s of new aspects about coffee we both haven’t known before and a long conversation about all kinds of topics. It was great also getting to know more about the cultural aspects of Mexico! If you


Sent my boyfriend and brother for his birthday. They loved it and loved AJs enthusiasm and love for coffee. Beautiful location as well (May 2019)


This was so much fun!! Laura tells you a lot about the history of coffee and the different ways it can be prepared. I learned a lot and had a ton of fun! It was just a small intimate group which made it easy to have conversations (May 2019)