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The History of Coffee in Colombia, Part 3: Present Day

Colombia is regarded as one of the finest producers of coffee on the planet. Currently the third most prolific coffee exporter, 2018 estimates suggest 13.3 million bags of coffee are to be shipped over the course of the year. The International Coffee Organization (ICO) states that the standard coffee sack weighs 60 kg (132 lbs), […]

The Goatherd & The Sufi: The Dawn of Coffee

Knocking back your favorite gourmet coffee may seem like second nature to you, and it does for millions of caffeine drinkers around the world, but this wasn’t always the case. In fact, you could say that the discovery of coffee wasn’t a human endeavor at all. That accolade goes to Capra Aegagrus Hircus, also known […]

The History of Coffee in Colombia, Part 1: 1499-1902

The classic sweet, medium-bodied coffee produced in Colombia takes its place among the most recognisable flavors in the world. Generations of hardworking growers, reaching back to the colonization of Latin America, point to this crop as their sole source of income. Without coffee, a huge portion of the nation would be unable to survive. That […]