The Marquee Experiences
Hotel Marquee offers exclusive tasting experiences in Medellín, inviting discerning travelers to savor the rich flavors of Colombia. Dive into the world of Colombian coffee with a captivating coffee tasting experience, and explore the spirit of the country through our exquisite rum tasting.
Designed for curious foreigners, these experiences provide an authentic journey into Colombia's distinct and delightful flavors, making your visit truly memorable.
The Coffee Experience
Join Javier, our experienced barista and coffee ambassador, for an authentic coffee cupping experience - the same technique used by coffee roasters worldwide to grade the coffees they source.
The session starts with Javier preparing fresh coffee beans and placing them in identical cups for you to compare and discuss the nuances and characteristics of each coffee. Then, hot water is added to the beans so the aroma becomes more apparent.
Once you've evaluated the aroma, it's time to taste. The coffee-tasting process involves slurping the coffee loudly to allow the liquid to coat your tongue and provide a full range of flavors and sensations. You'll be encouraged to note the coffee's body, acidity, sweetness, and unique flavor notes, which can range from fruity and floral to nutty or chocolatey.
The Expert Barista
Meet Javier, our passionate barista and coffee ambassador. With a deep love for espresso and a keen eye for busting coffee myths, Javier is highly skilled in hosting memorable coffee experiences such as cuppings and workshops, as well as offering exceptional coffee tourism services.
As a coffee educator and barista training specialist, Javier is dedicated to sharing his knowledge of coffee history, preparation, and responsible consumption. With over six years of experience in professional coffee brewing, he is a true expert in his craft.
Javier's enthusiasm for coffee is contagious, and he's committed to creating unique experiences that leave a lasting impression on our customers.
Whether you’re a seasoned coffee lover or just starting to explore the world of specialty coffee, our coffee-tasting experience is a must-try.
Come join us and discover the rich and complex flavors of Colombian coffee like never before!
The Rum Tasting
Welcome to a unique experience that will immerse you in the fascinating universe of Colombian rum! On our journey, I will take you through every stage of crafting this exquisite liquor, from sugarcane to the glass in your hands.
During this voyage, you'll not only learn about Colombian rum but also live an authentic experience that will awaken your senses and leave a lasting impression on your palate. Join us for a one-of-a-kind journey into the world of Colombian rum, filled with flavor, history, and culture!
Learn more about this experience
Get Introduced To Rum History
Approach To Rum Elaboration
Learn About Fermentation, Distillation And Aging Methods
Taste Different Colombian Premium Rums
Moment 1: From Sugarcane to Glass
Discover the secrets behind rum-making, starting from sugarcane and molasses. Learn about the traditional and modern methods used to extract that golden juice that brings quality rums to life.
Moment 2: Fermentation and Distillation
Delve into the fermentation and distillation process, where flavors transform, and the purest essences are distilled. Get to know the methods and techniques that give our rums their unique characteristics.
Moment 3: Aging and History
Explore how time and patience intertwine in the aging process, infusing character and complexity into our rum. Additionally, you’ll learn about rum references and their exciting origins, contributing to the richness of this beverage in Colombia.
Moment 4: Sensory Tasting Experience
Get ready for an unforgettable sensory experience as we guide you through a tasting of five premium Colombian rums. You’ll discover the nuances of aroma and flavor in each one and learn to appreciate their differences.
Moment 5: Cocktail Tutorial
As a special touch, We’ll teach you how to prepare a delicious rum-based cocktail that you can recreate at home. Learn the secrets of mixology and impress your friends and family with your bartending skills.