Saturday, 30 July 2016

Returned From Colombia

So after spending time in Colombia (Sorry to say no cycling) but learning a lot about coffee, not just making and drinking a good smooth cuppa, but also where the very best coffee is grown to make that great cuppa. Most Colombian coffee growers live in fincas whose coffee cultivation's plots do not surpass 2 hectares (5 acres) on average.

  • Coffee grown at 1000m - is poor quality 1300 to 1700m - normal coffee 1800 to 2000m - high quality, more concentrated and organic as no herbicides are required at high altitude - the coffee "bean" is also smaller and takes 3 months more to grow before it is ready to be picked.
  • Coffee enthusiasts & aficionados identify as the dry, bright & the sparkling sensation that sets a high-quality, high-grown coffee apart from a mundane, lower-grown coffee.

Buy 250 grams Cauca Colombian coffee

While I was in Colombia I also had our Cycle Tech UK logo designed with the Colombian coffee bean riding the bicycle, copied on to coffee mugs.
I have had a lot of interest in Colombian coffee and our mugs, so I am in the process of supplying Colombian coffee to our customers.

Colombian coffee beans

Having direct relationship with the coffee farmers who have pride in their specialty coffee  

The coffee I discovered as the very best coffee grown between 1700 - 1900m and from small farms "Fincas" that are owned and run by small families are grown on the Central Andes from the small town of Bilbao Planadas Tolima Colombia and Cauca Colombia.

"Coffee is more than just a product. It's a story and it starts with the green bean origins"

Coffee machine inside mobile workshop with Cycle Tech UK branding coffee mugs

Packaging designs experimenting while in Colombia 

Colombian coffee from the small farmers to the UK high end market

So hopefully we will have coffee and mugs available to drink and buy soon.................

It's easy to love Colombia and the people, because they love you back. The only danger is wanting to stay. Read about my travels, family stays, food in Colombia and more on my travel Blog


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