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“Ojala Que Llueva Café En El Campo”

Coffee tree, San Agustin, Huila, Colombia, South America

Coffee tree, San Agustin, Huila, Colombia

No, it does not rain coffee, as this popular song claims, but nevertheless there is plenty around here in the Zona Cafetera. Even though we visited quite a few coffee plantations in other countries, like Bolivia or on Atiu, Cook Islands, we could not resist joining Tim, or Don Eduardo, as he likes to call himself, our host, on a tour through his new “Finca”. No regrets, he explained with great expertise and enthusiasm every step of the process that it takes to finally enjoy a cup of coffee. Continue Reading →

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Salento – Gateway To The Valle De Cocora

Salento, a small colonial village, Zona Cafetera, Quindio, Colombia, South America

Salento, a small colonial village, Zona Cafetera, Quindio, Colombia, South America

Salento is a small village perched on the foothills of the Andes in the middle of Zona Cafetera. Apart from the scenic surroundings, the village’s particular charm stems from its picturesque “Paisa” architecture. The small houses are painted in bright white, but the wooden shutters that serve as windows and the doors come in all colours. Often a tiny balcony adorns the home. Especially the plaza around the village church features some impressive buildings, which all host a bar on street level. Continue Reading →

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