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A few snaps from Colombia's annual Coffee Expo last ...

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Brilliantly bullish on business in Bogotá

Pioneers, Entrepreneurs, Impresarios. Toby de Lys and Tigre Haller are men of many hats. Originally from New York, the dynamic duo left their respective careers in architecture and risk management to resettle in the Colombian capital. In the 13 years since, they've thrown their energies into ...

Lima Scenes

I don't think this happens every day in Lima, but it did last Sunday and we were glad to see it. This is also related somehow. The costumes are the same, but I had trouble with the ...

On beyond Juan: The new face(s) of Colombian coffee

Juan Valdez may be the global face of Colombian coffee, but the younger generation of Bogotanos are more likely to recognize that of their favorite barista. Specialty coffee shops are the favored destination for discerning Colombian coffee lovers, and their growing popularity offers growers a ...

Cacao, Colombia, and the craft chocolate challenge

Sweetness follows? Colombia’s craft chocolate challenge

Colombia is making a name for itself in the rapidly growing craft chocolate market. The government sees cacao as a transition crop in the peace process. But while consumers benefit from tasty new treats, many farmers have yet to see an upside. Opening up to a new market opens them up to new ...

Traditional music accompanies visitors' trip to the Salt Cathedral at Zipaquirá, Colombia. Photo by Delaney Turner

Ten years of Transformación: An interview with Richard McColl

This is the first entry in my new series profiling the people who are transforming this oft-misunderstood country in new and exciting ways. After 10 years of calling Colombia home, Richard McColl knows there’s more to the country than Narcos and Romancing the Stone. As an author and ...

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