Colombia in the world
Colombia is one of the world’s top coffee exporters and we ship millions of bags of our finest beans abroad every year.
Our coffee is world famous for its flavor and the unmistakeable mild but rich aroma that rises from every brew.
¿What makes our coffee special?
The world’s most important species of coffee shrub are the coffee arabica and everyone knows arabica has the best flavor, contains more caffeine and has a bigger yield) Colombian coffee is 100% arabica.
How is Colombian coffee planted and harvested?
Colombia is one of the few coffee producing countries with two harvests a year: one in the autumn and the other in the spring. With two harvests there are fresh beans around the year. Coffee is grown on our small family farms on the steep slopes of the Andes.(Venecia, Antioquia).
Colombian coffee is renowned the world over for its quality and delicious taste; in fact, along with a couple of other countries, Colombia’s coffee is generally seen as some of the best in the world.
Colombia has just about the perfect geography for growing coffee, a sensitive crop which needs exactly the right conditions to thrive. The richness of flavour for which Colombian coffee is celebrated is mainly down to an excellent climate, perfect soil and the exact right amount of rainfall. Coffee thrives in places with at least 200 centimetres (80 inches) of rainfall per year, as well as in locations where the temperature never falls below freezing.
Colombia’s mountainous terrain, tropical location, high rainfall – but with just the right amount of sunlight, too – and relatively mild climate make for an unbelievably perfect coffee-growing country. People often say that Colombia was blessed with its amazing biodiversity and friendly locals, but if anything, its greatest blessing has been an ideal climate and geography for growing some of the world’s best coffee.
The growing and harvesting process
This factor cannot be underestimated when it comes to producing top-notch coffee. It’s not enough to have the perfect climate and terrain if your methods of growing and collecting coffee beans are sloppy or poorly executed. The best coffee is grown on steep slopes, surrounded ideally by trees and banana plants – which provide much-needed shade and prevent the beans being scorched in the hot sun – and every bean is picked by hand. each one of the nearly 600,000 coffee producers in Colombia picks every bit of their harvest by hand.
This hand-picking process is not to be underestimated. A machine cannot tell the difference between green beans, unripe beans, overripe beans and the ideal coffee cherry. But a human being can, and the hard work and blistered fingers of tens of thousands of coffee pickers is testament to the hard nature of their work; however, it pays off for the coffee-lover, with the selection process meaning that only the very best coffee beans make it to your cup (although the bad beans still get processed and, sadly, end up in the cups of most Colombians, with the top-quality stuff destined for foreign mugs).
It’s simple, really
Arabica is widely considered to be the superior bean, and it is blessed with a sweeter and lighter taste, as well as less caffeine – about half the amount – and stronger acidic notes. In short, arabica produces a tastier, richer cup of coffee than robusta, and Colombia’s 100% arabica status is bound to add up to some pretty amazing coffee.
¿What is Colombia variety?
Variety Colombia is a variety developed by the national coffee research center in Colombia, which was put on the market in 1983, with the crossing of caturra and the hybrid of Timor, to be able to plant it in high density as in the case of Caturra.
This variety can produce red and yellow cherries.
The beverage exhibits mild body and bitterness, pronounced aroma and acidity for medium roasting degrees under similar processing, roasting and beverage preparation conditions.
Savor a soft, sweet and warm flavor with chocolate hints that make it an easy cup to drink. Sustainable production principles and respectful to the environment. Infused with the love and entire country that connects you with different places.
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