Gods and mythical animals hang out in the mountains of Colombia, stone monuments to a civilization that faded circa 1320 A.D., was rediscovered in the 1800’s. The country is rich in all the elements that make it prime coffee-growing territory: volcanic soils, lush climate, and altitude.
Consisting almost entirely of mountain landscapes covered in tropical rainforest and (bamboo forests), the Quindío (keen-dee-o) department in west central Colombia is part of what is known as Triángulo del Café, “the coffee triangle” or “coffee axis.” This zone is formed by the Caldas, Quindío, and Risaralda departments (states), and known the world over for quintessential coffee flavor.
The region is also home to the towering Nevado del Quindío, (Snow Mountain of Quindío), rising 16,896 feet above the sea. Famous for its quality coffee plantations and colorful architecture, the region is blessed with lovely weather, hotel accommodations, and many sites of interest for travelers.