Don Pablo in Colombia

Date January 8, 2019

In October, we ventured out to our coffee farms in Colombia to capture some video footage for upcoming advertising content. In this short clip, we feature some highlights from the drone photography taken during our journey.

The picturesque mountainous region where we see Don Pablo himself picking some coffee beans is located in Combia, just outside the city of Pereira. This area is known as the “coffee axis,” famous for producing a majority of Colombian coffee, and forms part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site known as the “Coffee Cultural Landscape of Colombia.”

After the arduous trek up and down the mountain to get this shot, we were delighted to find that Patricia, Gustavo’s wife and our gracious host, had made us all her legendary Ajiaco soup. We remembered it so fondly from our last visit to Colombia and have not yet found its equal. We love you Patricia! Here’s a link to an Ajiaco recipe if you can’t make it out to Gustavo’s farm yourself:

Ajiaco Recipe

Gustavo, Darron and Scott enjoying Patricia’s legendary Ajiaco soup after a day of coffee picking and drone shooting
Shh. No talking. We’re eating A better look at the Ajiaco soup in this photo

Our travels then took us through the city of Armenia, where we captured that lovely babbling brook, and the town of Sevilla, home of our head coffee roaster Julian. The footage of the cows was taken there, as was the dramatic shot that climbs over the coffee seedlings to reveal the valley below.

Darron in, you guessed it, Medellín

We also visited the exciting city of Medellín where this photo of Don Pablo was taken.

We would be remiss if we did not mention the extraordinary meal we had at Carmen in Medellín. If you’re ever there, well worth your time to pay a visit: Carmen in Medellín

Dining Room in Carmen

Finally, the horse-riding shot was taken in the magical, mountainous region called Salento. Just after we finished taking that shot, we noticed a sign which basically says, “No Drones!” We saw it on our way out after everything was packed up. Apparently, drones are prohibited in an effort to protect the endangered local Andean condors. We were very thankful that we avoided any midair collisions, but at the same time recognized that the drone footage we took of that area is probably pretty rare!

Darron’s niece, Jessenia, and her boyfriend Christian riding horses for our drone
Jessenia and Christian

 

The ‘No Drones’ sign we missed until we finished our drone photography

After that, we all went up the street to eat at Donde Juan B Bosques de Cocora Restaurante and enjoyed a fabulous meal, featuring Troucha Salmonid (trout that tastes like salmon…heavenly) and the famous giant Patacones (huge, squished plantains). HIGHLY recommended.

http://www.valledelcocora.com.co

It was delightful trip and we are very grateful for the hospitality of our wonderful friends and family who took such good care of us when we were there. We look forward to returning!

What is this strange UFO invading our farm?