Enshrouded in the cloak of Mother Nature, Colombia’s bountiful central coffee region is South America at its greenest. But 1,900 bird species mean there are plenty of other colours on view, too.
Drip, drip, drip. The process is agonisingly slow. Drip, drip, drip. There are more entertaining ways of brewing coffee — the bubbling, vacuum syphon that we used for my first cup, complete with laboratory beakers and Bunsen burner, was like a chemistry lesson in the world’s most verdurous classroom. But, the Chemex method is, without a doubt, a labour of love.
Sure, there’s a theatricality to it.