NYT article on travel in Colombia's coffee areas

by JulieCraves on February 12, 2006

Today’s New York Times travel section had an article on touring Colombia’s Coffee Trail, the area to the west of Bogota known as Eje Cafetero. It talks about how one can stay at various fincas and haciendas, with part of the attraction being seeing how coffee is grown and processed.  Nowhere did it mention anything regarding biodiversity and coffee, or the level of technification of plantations in the area.  A photo of one of the visited plantations, Finca el Balso, showed what appeared to be sun-grown coffee. Colombia has one of the highest percentages of sun coffee, nearly 70%.

The Eje Cafetero region is considered a biodiversity hotspot, and one of the focus areas of the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Colombia program. Conservation International has also done work in coffee-growing regions in Colombia, most notably in partnership with Starbucks

The article also notes that it’s difficult to get a good cup of coffee in Colombia!

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