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Spilling The Beans On Colombia's Coffee Triangle

The so-called "coffee triangle" is higher in elevation and cooler in climate than must of the rest of Colombia.
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I'm sadly in the home stretch of my Colombia trip. Having explored a salt-mine-turned-cathedral near Bogotá, as well as Tayrona National Park and the city of Cartagena along Colombia's Caribbean Coast, I'm now in the Eje Cafetero, Colombia's coffee-producing region.

The so-called "coffee triangle" is higher in elevation and cooler in climate than must of the rest of Colombia. Its residents exude a laid back gusto for life that contradicts how amped-up they should all be, what with the copious amounts of amazing coffee and all.

Pour yourself a cup of joe (Colombian, if possible) and come with me on a virtual journey through this caffeinated region.

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