Hotel Estelar Las Colinas
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
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- Free parking
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We had arranged a tour of a coffee farm today but breakfast was first, it was included as part of our accommodation. Martha made us a nice plate of scrambled eggs with toast and coffee. On hindsight it seems bizarre but we had a second cup of coffee while we waited for our transport to the Coffee Farm.
Hacienda Venecia was a 30 minute drive outside of Manizales, on the steep slopes of the ...
... degrees centigrade *
- Add the water to the coffee slowly, pouring it in circles.
- The coffee will float to the top.
* When the coffee is fresh, there is a thick layer of coffee on top of the water *
- Stir in the coffee with a spoon, do this slowly and making sure you mix it with the water at the bottom, this oxygenates the coffee.
* Stirring at this point makes it easier to press down and avoids breaking the seal of the press ...
... in in the Zona Cafetera region of Colombia. In the middle of the ride, the bus stopped at a restaurant where we bought french fries and limeade. When everybody was done eating, the bus started again and an hour later we arrived at Hacienda Venecia. We were the only people staying in the hostel that night so we had the place to ourselves. The cook made us a hearty potato soup and a rich pasta and vegetable dinner. After dinner we were stuffed and fell asleep.
We woke ...
The sun was shining bright today for the first time since I had arrived. Shorts and a singlet were definitely in order, finally.
We headed out from the hotel towards our first stop for the day which was one of the local coffee farms. We swapped the bus for two jeeps as we headed deep into the mountains, on roads our bus couldn't take. Here we learnt everything we possibly could about coffee and it's ...
... a walk (as we had thought), and maybe even too much rain to go to the hot springs. Sitting in hot water when it's cold is very nice, but in rain...?
We discussed all the options again, and talked to the owner about the tiny room and the very unpractical bathroom.
In the end we decided to stay in the same hotel but change to a bigger room without bathroom. We are still allowed to use the bathroom in our first room so that is great ...