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Armenia was a strange town, full of physical beauty nestled among rounded mountains and river valleys, but so full of poor, dirty buildings in the bus terminal area. As we found our taxi and headed out to the finca which is a country home or farm, I noticed that there were some areas of new modern apartment buildings, some single family homes which were of various degrees of wealth. Life here seems to be such a contrast of haves and have-nots. More have-nots than haves ...
... export. Companies named and shamed were Nescafé and Starbucks..... Scandalous!
The tour lasted an hour or so and was really interesting. Being a coffee lover, I found it very intriguing and was impressed that modern machinery is still not used in this region, instead, every thing is done by hand and what machinery is used, is not electronic and still powered by hand. At the end of the tour, I managed to sweet talk the French group ...
... so it's not something you can find in the shops unfortunately. Afterwards we headed for lunch with the French couple from the tour and an Australian guy who is also in our room. Thankfully the French girl made it to the end of the day without fainting again. It has been said that the peanut butter brownie at the brunch restaurant is amazing, and it was, so that was our last stop in Salento before catching our bus to Armenia, where we then caught a night bus to ...
... the horses galloping down the muddy track that we were struggling to walk up, were not going to let us past so Matt and I had to sprint back to th bottom, let them past and go for take 2. Nothing like a bit of excercise hey. Absolutely cram crackered, we headed back to salento in the jeep, the boys hanging off the back as they made the most of the space, and we went back to 'brunch' to have, again another ...
... expected,all couples,mainly from Bogota.
The soils of the coffee triangle are extremely rich due to the volcanic activity which produces minerals and nutrients to the decomposing tropical leaf matter,the resulting topsoil goes at least two feet down which is as rich a soil as you can get.The surrounding vegetation consisting of fruit trees,herbs and flowers shed foliage which penetrates the soil around the coffee bushes,this mixture of different foliage is absorbed by the roots ...