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Colombian coffee and its most key features

  • by Mohammed Mubarak

Colombian coffee and its most key features

 

Colombia is the third largest coffee producer in the world, and an exporter to the world  with 10% exports  in the field of coffee  due to its ideal climate for coffee cultivation, and produces the finest varieties in the world such as Arabica coffee, the average annual coffee bean production is 11 million bags and is the third highest total in the world.  The product exported by Colombia is of high quality, the country Colombia is famous for the beauty of the picturesque green nature, for its proximity to the equator.

 

Cultivation of Colombian coffee

The climate of Colombia has played a big role where Arabica is grown in Colombia and one million farmers work on coffee cultivation is a source of livelihood for many farmers in Colombia, and Arabica coffee is grown more than and Robusta in Colombia, Arabica is known to be better and contains less caffeine, and the flavor of coffee beans is mostly better than Robusta, Colombia was characterized by the ideal geography for the cultivation of various coffee breeds in general, rich and coffee beans are grown at an altitude of 1200 –  2000  meters, which contributes to coffee with good flavor and high quality,  and many factors affect the quality of coffee bean production, the most important of which are the geographical location, favorable climate, rich volcanic soil, the amount of heavy rainfall in addition to its proximity to the equator.

 

Features of Colombian coffee

Colombian coffee beans are characterized by the taste of their distinctive flavor and each of its types has a special taste such as the type of coffee bourbon or Colombian tepeca and can  only be differentiated in taste, the external shape of Colombian coffee is remarkably similar, it is known that it can resist  the dangers of coffee rust,

As a result, Colombia can serve fresh coffee all year round, known  for its soft texture, fruit acidity,  aromatic aroma, and finest production.

 

Roasting Colombian coffee

Colombian coffee types can best be roasted from medium to dark grade coffee, but they must be roasted with caution, if roasted to a very dark degree may lose their properties, distinctiveness and delicious flavor, especially when the beans are highly rated and specialized coffee must be roasted with more caution, so that we get out the best in these cereals, most of the toasters provide types of Colombian coffee beans.

 

The difference between Colombian coffee and Ethiopian coffee

Ethiopian grains are grown throughout the region (coffee)  on high altitude conditions up to 2500 meters above sea level while Colombian grains are planted at altitudes also high but are slightly lower than the Ethiopian elevation zone and for a long time, and coffee cherry varieties are easy to collect in the regions of Colombia while difficult in Ethiopia and this affects the prices of the coffee crop between the two countries, and the most characteristic of Ethiopian coffee is its acidity and refreshing flavor, while Colombia is famous for its fairly balanced flavor It tends to taste sweet and resembles the delicious caramel taste and aromatic aroma.

 

Methods of processing Colombian coffee

Recently, there have been many types of processing coffee beans, and some farmers carefully develop the finest types of new treatments, and  there are basic treatments that most of the world's farms are famous for only, such as natural processing dried, washed or honey, and Colombian coffee is processed in the dried or washed way, and the price of dried is higher than the price of washed processing mostly, and the processing is considered a hazel method balanced in taste between acidity and bitterness.

 

Coffee Price in Colombia

The price of a kilogram after roasting in the Middle East ranges from 60 to 80 US dollars, while  the Colombian farmer takes on each one dollar of the price of Colombian coffee 8 cents, 2 cents for the broker, 10 cents for  transportation and 80 cents for the coffee seller in the latter, and with that  sold and priced in Colombia is much cheaper than in Europe and the Middle East for the abundance of Colombian coffee.

 

Preparation of Colombian Ben

The variety of roasters plays a big role in roasting Colombian coffee and then comes the turn of preparing the coffee drink, as long as it can be prepared espresso or a specially prepared filtered coffee, and depending on the evaluation of the coffee in the basis and its good roasting, you may notice that you have tried more than one café serving Colombian coffee and the levels of coffee are different from one roaster to another.

 

Source: cofebooks 

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