The Juan Valdez cafe adjacent the Fernando Botero museum in Bogota was the first place I enjoyed a cup of authentic Colombian coffee. When I arrived in Medellin, the cafe in Parque Lleras became my favorite place to meet people because it was so easily recognizable to foreigners and locals alike. Offering a Starbucks-style experience from the pastries to free wi-fi and comfortable seating, the Juan Valdez cafes are apparently a new offering in the country.
Juan Valdez: The Most Famous Colombian is a brief article posted over at Good Times in Medellin Colombia tracing the history of Colombia’s famous coffee ambassador.
sounds and looks like a great place to hang out to have a cuppa and a bite