We’re getting ready to travel to Armenia, the city in Colombia where our snacks are made, to work on our gluten-free certification. Armenia is the capital of the Colombian department of Quindío. We love it for its beautiful shades of green thanks to its diverse vegetation and a magical climate that stays pretty close to 70 degrees year-round. Part of Colombia’s coffee-growing region (eje cafetero), the area is rich in fertile soil so aside from coffee; plantains, yuca and guadua (a type of bamboo) also grow there.
It’s a beautiful city and while it’s not one that people often think about when planning a trip to Colombia, it’s a great starting point for exploring Colombia’s coffee-growing region. We put together a small guide for those considering a visit to Armenia and its surrounding areas. Here are our top picks.