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Before there was cars and coffee, there was jeeps and coffee and the Colombians are responsible for that!
You see, way back in 1954 the first US Military Jeeps (M38 or CJ-2a) started to show up in Colombia because we (the USA) had an oversupply after WW2.
They were imported by the Colombian Ministry of Defense, and by chance Colombian farmers quickly grew to fancy them. Soon all the mules were replaced throughout the country, predominantly in the coffee growing regions.
And yet a star was born! The beloved "metal mule" or "mulitas mechanico". Even up until this day, you'll see these rugged go anywhere 4x4's throughout the country still plying the land.
Some small towns such as Salento use them as tour mobiles hearding tourist to coffee farms.
Not long ago some entrepreneurs got the bright idea of creating a "Willy's Cafe" where you can get a coffee and pastry and enjoy the ambiance and history.
Are you a coffee drinker? Make your way to Colombia and be sure to get a ride and have a delicious cup with your Jeep and Coffee tour. Trust me an epic experience.
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