The Travel section in today’s New York Times reviews the state of travel in Colombia as it tries to shake its image of fighting drug lords and Marxist guerrillas: Colombia – The Coffee Trail. One of the big attractions is Colombia’s coffee country, with stays in some of its coffee producing haciendas.
Of course, all that stuff about Colombia and Juan Valdez growing the richest coffee in the world is more a product of American marketing than any true quality of their beans. And unlike Venezuelans, Colombians don’t even really drink the stuff they grow. Meaning your best brewed cup will likely come from the airport you departed from rather than anything you’ll drink on the farms. But for once Colombia is getting a chance to shine.
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