is a municipality located in the department of Caldas in
Colombia, 17 kilometres (11 mi) southwest of Manizales. Chinchiná is rich
in character and beautiful landscapes. Founded in 1857 by Antioquian colonists,
Chinchiná is settled in a valley surrounded by coffee plantations, called
"fincas", in the Central Cordillera of the Andes.
Known as Colombia's coffee heart, the town is home to the Buendía coffee
factory and Cenicafé, a coffee research center.
An active volcano, Nevado del Ruiz, lies
approximately 30 kilometers (19 mi) to the