Maison du Laurina (La)

Plantation ,  Agricultural heritage at Saint-Joseph
  • In an oasis of unspoilt nature, on the outskirts of the village of Grand-Coude, Maison du Laurina opens its doors to tourists and takes them to a world where Bourbon Pointu coffee is king.

    Tour of the coffee plantation (approximately 2,000 plants), the museum with a display of machines "from days gone by" and then the factory where the shelling and roasting takes place.
    Opportunity for coffee tasting at the end of the tour.

    A shop sells all the products manufactured by Jacques and Marie-Claude Lepinay: Ground Bourbon Pointu coffee, Bourbon coffee jelly, coffee liqueur, coffee cream, coffee and geranium shortbread.

    On this tour travellers can learn all about this exceptional product unique to Reunion, from the nursery to the cup.

    Guided tours every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 2pm, by reservation.

    Minimum 2 people / maximum 15 people
    Tour lasts: 1 hour 30 minutes to 2 hours
  • Environment
    • Rural
  • Capacities
    • People :  15 Person(s)
  • Spoken languages
  • Equipment
    • Private car park
Payments methods
  • Cheque
  • Cash
  • All year
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  • Terrible (non-existent) focus on attracting sales

    We were extremely disappointed -- we had high hopes of seeing where Bourbon Pointu was grown. When we called that morning, we were told to come up. When we arrived, a woman in sweat pants came out and basically shooed us away -- insisting that we needed to call "days in advance" for the degustation. They weren't even interested in selling coffee to us. The potential of the place is clear; the lackluster (to be generous) approach to visitors -- particularly when they have made the trek up the perilous road from St. Joseph to Grand-Coude -- was abysmal. Not only is the place not deserving of customers -- we will never buy their coffee again! (But do visit Le Labyrinthe du The in the same town -- that IS worth a visit, and purchases.)