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The Coffee Triangle is a part of the Colombian Paisa region famous for growing and producing Colombian coffee, considered by many to be the best in the world. Split into the three primary regions of Caldas, Quindio and Risaralda, the coffee region is typically characterised by deeply incised rivers, steep hills and lush foliage.
Coffee Triangle Location
The Coffee Region, located in the centre of Colombia, has possibly the finest coffee plantations on the continent, as well as some stunning scenery. There is a large population, and the three main towns of the region are Manizales, Armenia and Pereira, collectively forming what is known as the ‘coffee triangle’.
Coffee Region Attractions
There are many joys in spending time in Colombia’s coffee region. By staying at a traditional hacienda in the foothills, you can relax and take in the views which extend for miles into the lush green hills. There are plenty of activities available including walks in the Cocora Valley, strolling around the colourful streets of Salento, playing a traditional game of 'tejo', and of course, taking a tour of a functioning coffee farm.
Coffee Farm Tour
A lush green paradise, the coffee region is famous for growing and producing Colombia’s coffee, considered by many to be the best in the world. Hacienda coffee tours explain in detail the process of growing, picking and producing coffee, and how each bean is carefully selected to ensure an impeccable taste. After learning about the inner workings of a Colombian coffee farm, you get to taste the coffee and enjoy lunch at the traditional hacienda, located in the hills with beautiful views.
One of the most popular destinations in Colombia’s coffee region is the colourful town of Salento, a sleepy colonial town with charming cobblestone streets and craft markets. Salento survives on coffee production, trout farming and, increasingly, tourism. It is one of the oldest towns in the area with typical local ‘paísa’ architecture.
The Coffee region is home to Cocora Valley, a vast rolling green landscape strewn with tall Quindío wax palms, creating breathtaking views and skylines. The palms can grow as high 70 metres, making them the highest in the world, and are a national symbol of Colombia. Set in the upper reaches of the River Quindío, the lush valley is ideal for walking and bird watching, with plenty of hummingbirds as well as parrots and condors if you’re lucky.
All of our tours to Colombia include several nights in the coffee region. Call us on 020 7263 3000 to find out more.
- Population: 360,000+ (Pereira)
- Altitude: 1,400m
- Climate: The climate in the region is pleasant and warm, but wet. The altitude varies from a low of 1,400m in hot Pereira to chillier Manizales at 2,150m. Armenia receives an average of over 2 metres of rainfall every year. The average daytime temperature is 22ºC. At night, temperatures can be cooler with an average of 11-13ºC.