There is plenty to do and see in Colombia’s verdant coffee region, one of the most obvious perhaps being a visit to a coffee plantation to see how coffee is made.

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Key Stats

Best Time To Visit

Oct - May

Flight from London London

10:15 hrs

Time Difference

GMT -5 hrs

The process from plant to pot is fascinating, from the beginning stage of picking the beans, to cleaning and drying, and then packing them up. In theory this sounds like a walk in the park, whereas in actual fact it is a fairly long and meticulous process, mainly carried out by hand.

One hacienda that produces delicious Colombian coffee is Hacienda Venecia near Manizales. Generations of families have worked here, and continue to do so, and give fascinating insights into the world of coffee making. We can arrange tours that give visitors a history of coffee and the region, and a chance to do plenty of sampling of course.

The landscape and climate are primarily responsible for the quality of coffee that remains Colombia's biggest export, and is spectacular. Visitors come to this region simply to bask in the beauty of the rolling hills of Colombia's Coffee Triangle, which is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.


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Even non-coffee lovers will love the dramatic mountain scenery.

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Where to stay

Hacienda San Jose

Hacienda San Jose

Hacienda San Jose is a traditional hacienda, with a distinctly authentic air about it.



Sazagua is located in the heart of the coffee region in the Central Andes, and one of the best boutique hotels in this region of Colombia.

Hacienda Buenavista

Hacienda Buenavista

Located in the stunning, mountainous coffee region of Quindio, Hacienda Buenavista is a peaceful, adult’s only boutique hotel, set amid 100 acres of working farm and orange groves, producing avocado, passion fruit, plantains, and mandarins.

Hacienda Bambusa house exterior

Hacienda Bambusa

Hacienda Bambusa is situated in the southern part of Colombia’s coffee region, lying amidst a labyrinth of fruit plantations and guadua bamboo forests. Surrounded by the towering peaks of the Andes, the hacienda is a peaceful retreat in an area of immense natural beauty.

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