Highlights and main attractions of coffee country
Heading into Colombia’s Zona Caferera is like entering another world, where the buildings and infrastructure of the city give rise to rolling hill country and luscious green fields backed by mountains. West of Bogota, the coffee ‘triangle’, comprised of Quindio, Risaralda and Calda, is set in Colombia’s central mountain range. Combining an altitude of roughly 1,500 metres with the rich minerals found in the volcanic soil means the ideal climate and conditions for cultivating coffee. Today Colombia is the second biggest exporter of coffee behind Brazil, and the Arabica bean that is grown here is considered to yield a higher grade of coffee.
This is a fantastic area to learn more about the production process within the coffee plantations and of course to explore the magnificent scenery and friendly way of life.