It was great to sample to finished product but I could have done with some sugar! A walk around the farm felt like we were in the jungle in parts, plenty creepy crawlies going around, on the path back to the hostel we spotted a huge spider , turned out to be a Tarantula, must admit I was careful putting my shoes on today!
Salento is a really nice town and its a great place to chill out an people watch, yesterday one of the girls on the tour was from Cork but didn't know any of the reprobates we do and then last night we were speaking to a girl who was born in Perth but left before she could develop the accent, small world as always!
The original plan was to leave for Bogota today but seemingly most of the 8 million people on vacation from there will have the same idea so we go tomorrow hopefully, Werner and Claudia left for Medellin this morning so its probably the last time we will see them on this tour as they head for Cuba.
Pineapple plant (they take about a year to grow)
Machine for taking the skins from the coffee beans (around 140 years old and still used)
Our Host Don Eduardo showing us his coffee picking technique
Drying the beans
From left to right, the flowers staring the process, 9 months later the berries are picked, then fermented, dried, de skinned, roasted, ground! easy as that
The boss taking the husks off
Roasting the coffee
Finally grinding the coffee
Sleepless nights now
It stopped moving when I put my foot next to it to show the size
But these guys are more dangerous
Town square in Salento, Poker is the Colombian beer and quite good
Saying goodbye to Werner & Claudia this morning
Easter Sunday , busy but pretty place
View from the viewpoint above the town
Easter so its compulsory to have a parade