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Ajiaco Soup

Ajiaco soup is a dish that is typically associated with Bogota. The Cubans have their own version which is substantially different. In Colombia, ajiaco is made typically with chicken,…
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Panela

Panela is  a simply the juice squeezed from the sugar cane that is boiled, evaporated and formed into cakes for easy transportation and distribution. In Mexico it is called piloncillo,…
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Coffee Quality

''Terroir'' is a term commonly used in the wine industry. It can be loosely defined as “the taste of place.” Many agricultural products will develop flavors unique to the soil and…
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Coffea Arabica

Coffea arabica, var. Bourbon This is the third article in our series by coffee expert Mr. Robert Barker. Bourbon and Typica varieties are considered to be the two “Heirloom” or…
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Gourmet Coffee

Gourmet Coffee       This is one of our ongoing coffee articles by our featured coffee expert and author, Mr. Robert Barker. What exactly is ''Gourmet Coffee''. Gourmet coffee is most…
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Bandeja Paisa

A very common meal in Colombia, especially in the department/state of Antioquia, is the Bandeja Paisa or the Paisa Platter. There are also variations known as the Bandeja Antioqueña or…
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The Color Run

The cheering started at about 7:00 a.m. Sunday morning just down the street from our home.  Plumes of green ''smoke'' were rising into the air .  We had no idea what was happening.  Had…
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