哥倫比亞咖啡原產地的奧秘 – 你所不能錯過的咖啡園秘境之旅

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很喜歡喝咖啡的我們竟然一直到現在才正式參加 coffee tour, 而且第一次就選在全世界咖啡產地第三名的哥倫比亞。一早九點在中部 Salento 這個小鎮最有名的咖啡莊園 Finca el Ocaso 準時報到第一場英文導覽, 和我們同場次的還有幾個德國人和一個荷蘭人。

全世界咖啡產地排名前三名的國家分別是: 巴西、越南和哥倫比亞, 品種則有三種, 阿拉比卡 Arabica (佔世界產量70%左右), 羅布斯塔 Robusta 以及賴比瑞亞 Liberica, 哥倫比亞種植的是 Arabica, 這個品種只能生長在固定的海拔之間, 正好哥倫比亞中部的咖啡區就提供最適宜的環境。

導遊發給我們一人一個籃子綁在腰上, 要我們在5分鐘內進入咖啡種植區採收成熟的果實, 越多越好。大部分咖啡樹的果實還呈現不熟的綠色, 我們得花點心思搜尋紅色的成熟果子, 至於品質更好的黃色果子就更少更難找了, 最後我們只找到紅色的, 還是靠導遊的提示才採收到幾顆黃果子。

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Arabica 咖啡樹

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紅綠相間的果子, 紅色才是成熟可採收的

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珍貴的黃色果子

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採收大王 Mr Smile

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我的成果.. 導遊說他不會雇用我 XD

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偶爾幾株較高的品種, 還得靠梯子才能採收

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One-day Trip in Perth & Fremantle

It was a short day trip in Perth and Fremantle because our target was margaret river and we only had 4 days in total. We didn’t get a chance to see the city much, the only two places we visited in Perth were Kings park and a restaurant called Tony Roma’s which was recommended by our hotel staff. The city itself seems to be relaxed and calm, I can feel that it must be a nice city to live in. The morning on our way to Kings park, I could see a lot of people walking and running.

這次的旅行只有四天, 飛機時間又不好, 真正可以逛伯斯+弗里曼特爾的時間只有一天, 所以我們逛了兩個地方: 在市中心的餐廳吃晚飯, 還有第二天早上去逛國王公園 (Kings park). 我們走在路上看到很多人在運動, 感覺是個適宜人居又悠閒的城市. 八月來澳洲果然是很冷阿..

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Kings Park 真的超大的, 剛好看到一家生意很好的咖啡廳, 就進去買了一杯咖啡, 如果下次可以在這邊吃早午餐看風景感覺很不錯!!

Kings Park is really big!!!! There was a cafe inside the park and looked packed, so we bought a cup of coffee here. Next time we would love to have brunch here like everyone else!!
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京都 – Inoda Coffee, 六角堂

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INODA COFFEE 是我在旅遊書上看到的, 剛好位置在住的飯店附近, 所以就去拜訪一番. 這間和風咖啡已經有70年以上的歷史了, 書上說這是京都最具代表性的咖啡店, 果然是生意超級好, 人潮不斷阿!咖啡很好喝, 蛋糕更是好吃!一樓的後面還有日式庭園, 是個非常有氣氛, 嗜咖啡者不能錯過的咖啡廳喔~

Website: www.inoda-coffee.co.jp
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Campos, Surry Hills, Circular Quay in Sydney

A very exciting morning cause finally I can visit Campos Coffee!!! I’ve read so many good comments about it and fortunately it opens during new year.. unlike the rest of the cafe I found are all closed… Campos Coffee only opens in the morning during NYE, and we came all the way to Newtown just to taste the delicious coffee. IT’S TRUE!!! The coffee here is amazing!!! I can say it’s the best I’ve ever tasted!!!! I had affogato and the espresso with ice cream are totally a perfect match!!! I also tried Latte and it was fantastic too!!! I will definitely come back to Sydney for my Campos coffee again 🙂  P1040223 P1040225 P1040227

Later, we walked around Surry Hills. It is a very relaxing area with a lot of lovely little houses! Definitely enjoyable just to look at those houses and maybe try another cup of coffee along the way.

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