UNESCO has added Colombia’s coffee region to its list of World Heritage sites, the United Nation’s organization for education, science and culture announced Saturday.
According to UNESCO, the central-Colombian coffee-growing region is “an exceptional example of a sustainable and productive cultural landscape that is unique and representative of a tradition that is a strong symbol for coffee growing areas worldwide.”
“It reflects a centennial tradition of coffee growing in small plots in the high forest and the way farmers have adapted cultivation to difficult mountain conditions. The urban areas, mainly situated on the relatively flat tops of hills above sloping coffee fields, are characterized by the architecture of the Antioquian colonization with Spanish influence,” UNESCO added.
The coffee region, or coffee triangle, is one of Colombia’s most popular tourist destinations.