Discover Colombia’s “Coffee Belt” Posted March 13, 2017
New York Times journalist Gustave Axelson got to live every coffee lover’s dream, traveling to a remote Colombian village nestled high in the Andes for an in-person look at the families and farmers responsible for growing some of the world’s best coffee. During Axelson’s trip to the village of Jardín (“garden” in Spanish), he sipped fresh local coffee in roadside cafes, rode up to a hillside coffee farm on horseback, and enjoyed lunch (and of course, coffee) with a farmer and his family. The storytelling and photography will make any java head swoon. Check it out here.
And if Axelson’s story sparks your own wanderlust, join us on our Colombia Rediscovered small group tour. During our visit to Armenia, in Colombia’s “Coffee Triangle,” we visit visit a coffee plantation for a tour and to learn about Colombia’s role as a top producer of some of the finest java on Earth. Then we savor a coffee tasting, learning firsthand how to analyze the aroma, flavor, and body of good coffee. It’s truly a one-of-a-kind experience, for coffee novices and experts alike.
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