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Food markets in Colombia do an outstanding job of representing the country. They're not so much about the fruits and vegetables; food markets also collect culture, the telltale bits of life that reveal who people are, what they value, and what their daily routine is like. Discover Paloquemao market with us.

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When people find out I’m a coffee educator – I teach coffee at a university in Bogota, I wrote a book about specialty coffee in Colombia, and every week I teach visitors about why coffee in Colombia is so important to the country – they invariably ask me a question about coffee. It seems like …

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I spend most of my time conducting coffee tastings, researching coffees, or thinking about tasting coffee. I relate everything I smell or eat back to coffee in some way. When I smell or taste something new, memory connects to my past experiences and creates a deeper understanding of what I’m tasting. That time I tried …

The post Oyster Tasting in Bogota: Exxus Oyster Bar appeared first on Flavors of Bogota.

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Do you need a coffee education to get some satisfaction out of your morning brew? We explore the pros and cons of coffee knowledge.

The post Coffee Education: Should you Feel Intimidated? appeared first on Flavors of Bogota.

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Today was an exciting day for coffee lovers in Colombia. The largest coffee fair in Latin America, Cafes de Colombia Expo, got off to a caffeinated start.

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What’s involved in taking a luxury tasting menu on the road?

Good planning. And lots of it. After more than a year of planning, the El Cielo team is ready to take this nearly 5,000 km trip. With 1800 plates. And 500 luxury Italian wine glasses. With a 13 member cooking team. And of course, all the implements that have helped Juan Manuel earn his place as one of the top chefs in Latin America.

The post Taking the Restaurant on the Road – El Cielo Restaurant appeared first on Flavors of Bogota.

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Permission to Slurp will introduce you to the sweet discovery of a coffee culture you haven’t experienced before.

The post Your Guide to Tasting Specialty Coffee in Colombia appeared first on Flavors of Bogota.

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“Why do you love coffee?”
I was in one of Bogota best specialty coffee shops. Light came streaming in the café on that sunny Bogota morning, and the intoxicating smell of freshly ground coffee made us all a bit dizzy.
The tour guests crowded in to catch the barista’s answer to my question. Over the sounds of coffee cups clinking against saucers and the typical chatter of a busy cafe, the barista thought for a few seconds before answering. And what an answer he gave!

The post What is the Secret of Colombia’s Happiness? appeared first on Flavors of Bogota.

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If you want to order an espresso drink in Bogota but are confused by the long menu, check out our quick tips to know what and how to order.

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Cooking in Colombia or Venezuela, you're going to come face to face with a budare. What is a budare, and how should you use it? Read on.

The post Cooking in Latin America: My Beloved Budare appeared first on Flavors of Bogota.

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