Colombia is known the world over for its rich coffee, and there is nowhere better in the world to try this full bodied blend than in the coffee region itself. Located in the upper western part of the country, Colombia’s coffee region is known The Coffee Triangle since it is spread over three different departments: Caldas, Risaralda and Quindio. The area, locally nicknamed the Zona Cafetera, is centered on the towns of Pereira, Salento and Armenia, and is thought to be one of the first rural areas in South America to open itself up to tourism. This explains why there are so many family-run coffee plantations, or fincas, that you can visit and even stay at, many of which boast picturesque colonial-style properties surrounded by stunning landscapes of lush green hills, cloud forests and unique vegetation.
Coffee Triangle Bucket List - What not to miss!