Café de Colombia – Day 10

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  In the morning we have breakfast with a view over the green Sierra Nevada. Nevada means snow-covered, but snow is extremely rare here in the Caribbean, even at this altitude. Right after breakfast we take a look at “Finca Buenos Aires”, where we spent the night. The name immediately reminds us of the capital …

Café de Colombia – Day 9

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We leave Santa Marta in the morning and drive along the coastal road for a while. Then we head into the Sierra Nevada, the highest coastal mountain range in the world. In jeeps we rock our way higher and higher on mostly unpaved roads until even the dirt roads come to an end. Stopover in …

Café de Colombia – Day 7 + 8

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Today with a stopover in Bogotá, we continue to Santa Marta in the north on the Caribbean coast of Colombia. Here we visit the cooperative „Red Ecolsierra“ (literally red = net, eco = eco and Sierra of Sierra Nevada, the region, roughly “eco-net(work) of the Sierra Nevada region”) – first we go to the headquarters, …

Café de Colombia – Day 6

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In the morning we have a delicious and hearty breakfast with a special hot chocolate, soup and the ubiquitous arepas, small corn flatbreads. Rich and hearty breakfast. With a jeep, which is really necessary on the steep slopes and slippery mud paths in the rain, we pick up two more roasters. They spent the night …

Café de Colombia – Day 4

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We have half a day of free time in Bogotá, so I accompany Xiomy to the “Arte y Pasion Café: Escuela de baristas“1, which means “Café Art and Passion – Barista School”. It was founded to promote the appreciation of good coffee in Colombia itself. For until today, high-quality coffee is mostly exported, while the …

Café de Colombia – Day 2 and 3

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After a pleasant night in the local hotel, we climb into the back of a pick-up truck and are driven to Don Omar. His “Finca Flores” is 42 hectares big, around 10 times larger than that of Doña Magdalena. Omar tells us about the rural exodus: in Colombia, too, people prefer to live in the …

Café de Colombia – Day 1

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It is early in the morning when I leave my hotel in the centre of Bogotá. I am on my way to the airport, where I am to meet the Colombian scientist Xiomara and a group of coffee roasters from Austria to explore the country’s coffee plantations. Alexei from “Café Libertad Collective”  will also be …

Interview with Williams Flores from Cusco (Perú)

Williams Flores, 37 years old. Lives in Cusco (Perú) and his family has a coffee shop called Cappuccino Cafe Cusco. He is dedicated to processing and roasting the coffee. 1. What connects you to coffee? Why do you work with coffee? I’m in the coffee business because it’s a family tradition that started 26 years …