Colombia is coffee. The beverage is wrapped up in the culture and lifestyle of the country and is grown all around this mountainous region, from the far north to the hilly areas in the south. Visitors can immerse themselves in the much-loved drink in its country of origin, one that is enjoyed in coffeehouses around the world.
The 100 percent Colombian coffee enjoyed the world over starts at the numerous coffee plantations around the country. Visitors can explore many of them and learn about coffee starting with the plant to the ripe bean and roasting techniques. Find out how coffee is transported from the farms to the quaint towns that are impregnated with the smell of the beans, and then discover the magical taste of a cup of fresh roasted coffee at a plantation in the green Colombian mountains.
If you visit Bogota, you’ll see that coffee in this city is taken very seriously. In spite of the hectic pace of life, everyone takes time to enjoy a cup with friends and family. You can order one on nearly every street corner; at any hour of day or night, Colombians are ready to enjoy a cup.
At boutique cafes, travelers can learn how the beans are roasted to bring out the best of each type. The strengths of different kinds from around the country are explained, along with various brewing methods that highlight the flavors. At E&D Café, ongoing research and roasting take place in its lab right inside.
Even close to the megacity it’s possible to visit a coffee plantation, where you can see the detailed process of creating the perfect cup. And why not try it with a good Colombian pan de bono, fresh from the oven?