Colombia and coffee are two things that are hard to let go of. Colombia is one of the countries that has the best coffee beans in the world. Colombia bean or Colombian coffee bean is known to have a strong and distinctive taste and aroma. It is not wrong if the Colombian government is proud of its domestic production. Through its official website, colombia.co, it is explained that Colombian coffee is world famous for its soft yet rich taste and aroma, and coffee beans online can got from it.
So what’s the secret behind the delicious aroma and taste of Colombian coffee?
There are many factors. However, one thing that cannot be denied is geography. Coffee beans in Colombia grow best in volcanic soils, at an altitude of 1,200 to 1,800 meters, in places that are ice free but receive about 80 inches of rainfall a year.
“Another secret of our success is our coffee beans. The best types of coffee in the world are cofea arabica (arabica) and cofea canephora (robusta) and everyone knows arabica has the best taste,” reads a statement on the official Colombian government website.
“We may be a little biased there but the clue is in the name, robusta is cheaper, contains more caffeine and has a greater yield. Colombian coffee is 100 percent arabica,” continued the same statement.
The aroma and taste of Colombian coffee is very strong and distinctive often captivates anyone who sips it. No exception, a coffee lover from Asia named Priyo. “Colombian coffee is naturally suitable for Arabica coffee. The advantage is in its aroma and mild acidity,” said Priyo.
“It is not surprising that Colombian coffee is loved by the world and can be used as a blending ingredient,” he explained.
He further explained that behind the popularity of colombian coffee beans in the international arena, there is a good management and production system. “Here (Colombia), from the management side, there is the formation of a national federation of Colombian peasants which has been built since 1927,” he said.
Priyo explained that the main task of the federation is to stabilize prices, provide guarantees to farmers and ensure that farmers benefit from a transparent system and good sales.
“Not only that, this federation also provides competitive and sustainable reforms and consistently maintains advantages that can become competitiveness,” said Priyo. Not only that, another thing the federation is doing is encouraging promotion and branding.
“The branding that is carried out is not only abroad (country) but also domestically. Colombians are proud of their coffee. Colombians also like to drink domestically produced coffee,” he explained.
“They (the coffee federation) also made a national seal within the framework of branding, namely the ‘Cafe de Colombia’ seal. This is a brand that this coffee is a Colombian product,” continued Priyo.
Another thing that is also interesting about Colombian coffee is the production process.
“In the midst of technological advances like today, they (Colombia) maintain a culture of manually harvesting coffee. When other countries harvest with machines, Colombia harvest by hand in order to maintain the quality of their coffee beans, so aroma and quality are guaranteed,” explained Priyo.
Priyo’s explanation was no different from what was promoted by the Colombian government. Via the colombia.co site, it is explained that Colombia’s coffee harvest changes the game.
“Some countries prefer picking, which means pulling all the coffee beans from a branch at once, usually by machine. In mountainous Colombia, our norm is to ‘pick cherries’ or choose only fully ripe cherries,” reads the caption.
“Our coffee pickers check one tree every 10 days or so and a good picker can harvest up to 90 kilograms of ripe red cherries a day that way, (in the same way) about 18 kilograms of coffee beans,” continued the same statement.