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... the best coffee possible. He's more concerned with sustainability and protection of resources and the environment than making a ton of money. If anyone is interested in trying his coffee and supporting a small business that's doing things the right way, you can purchase online. ...
... The government has regulated the production of coffee so it is pretty much the same anywhere in Columbia. If you see the guy with the horse and it a bag of coffee says it is made in Columbia, it is legitimate. We also got to smell all these small bottles and try to guess the aromas they contained. There are thirty six different aromas for coffee. Some smelled really good but some were absolutely aweful. I'm not sure who would want to drink a cup of coffee that smells ...
... homes which is what Salamina is known for. Much emphasis was placed on doors, windows and balconies of buildings a 100 or more years old. The Spanish definitely had an eye for creating interesting designs especially around courtyards.
We connected with Mauricio, the owner, and his staff immediately with the help of Google Translate, a few Spanish words, ...
Despite all the coffee we drank yesterday, David reckons 7 cups plus the coffee cake, we managed to sleep fine. Breakfast was, again, delicious and set us up nicely for our trip to the Hot Springs.
There were a couple of places close to Manizales and we decided on the closer and the cheaper of the two. We took the public bus, only 1650COP each, for the 30 minute ride ...
... climbing 370+ steps to the very top for great views of the city. After doing Cocora yesterday, this was a cake walk.
The couple I'm staying with, Nestor and Maria Luiz, are super nice. It feels like I'm staying with my mom and dad, only in Colombia. I have to be up early tomorrow to catch a tour heading to Los Nevados National Park, so I'm going to keep this short. The pics are of my exploring in Manizales.