January 13, 2010
Colombia: Land of Horrible Coffee
Since arriving in Colombia I have often been puzzled by my struggles to locate a truly delicious cup of coffee. Where are all those fabulous beans of Colombian coffee that seem to frequent coffee shops all over America?
Turns out they're all exported. Someone seriously should have informed me of this prior to moving to this country. While the local version of Starbucks, Juan Valdez, certainly brews a decent cup, other acceptable brews are few and far between.
And don't just take my word for it, turns out other visitors are beginning to realize the strange paradox that is a cup of coffee in Colombia. Check out this article in the Boise Weekly by John Otis. Perhaps I will have to make it my own personal mission to stay until I find decent cups of coffee all over Colombia? Who knows.
For the time being...you can find my on a sidewalk patio at Juan Valdez...probably trying to plan out the next five months of Algebra, a task which apparently slipped my mind somewhere between the moto rides, beaches, delicious food and jungle hikes of winter break. Shoot.