The life as a caffeine addict

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I have never used the words for research purposes as often as I did when I travelled through The Coffee Triangle. I bought so many cups of coffee that any budget backpacker would be horrified. Never have I been so focused and yet so unfocused due to a constant caffeine high. The number of cafés I’ve visited is… let’s call it impressive.

Besides, it made no sense at all to write about coffee without having a cup. That’s why absolutely nothing was done until I had some coffee to taste and smell right next to me.

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There’s a slight chance I overdid my “research” though. There have, sadly enough, been more than one occasion when I’ve woken up before six in the morning because I thought I could smell coffee.
There’s also the day I walked back to the hostel after having had the heavenly Gesha coffee, being so ecstatic I probably made no sense to anyone. I was speechless, walking around wide-eyed and giggling. Lost in total happiness.

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Leaving The Coffee Triangle was hard. It was like willingly leaving paradise, and who does that? My biggest comfort is that I’ll be in Ecuador within a month and, eventually, I’ll also reach the biggest coffee producer in the world – Brazil.

I figure now that my Colombian coffee adventure is over, I might as well announce my new goal, which is to do a coffee tour of the world. My caffeine addicted body says it makes perfect sense, and when has coffee really been anything but a great idea?

Read the full length coffee story from Colombia here: ”Tasty adventures in the home of coffee” >>

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