The Coffee Journey

Mi Cartagena Colombian Coffee – The Journey of Colombian Coffee

The Journey of Colombian Coffeecera

Nestled to the north of the Andes, Colombia is the third-largest coffee producer in the world. Surrounded by a rich and vibrant culture and beautiful scenery, the coffee here is as important as potatoes in Idaho.

From quaint pueblos to big tourist spots in Bogota, cafes and restaurants that serve the sweet nectar line the streets. Regardless of whether you choose to sit in a small shop near the Andes Mountain or a large café in the city, the experience of Colombian coffee remains consistent.

It was in the 16th century – almost 300 years ago – when coffee made its way to Colombia. With Jesuit priests came to the country from Europe, they tried to encourage local farmers to grow coffee. The source of contention was the fact that coffee trees took five years to fruit. The farmers were rightfully worried about their livelihood during that time.

Meeting with resistance, the leaders and priests had to become a little creative. It was Francesco Romero that came up with the idea of asking people to plant coffee trees as a form of penance for their confessions. The Archbishop of Colombia supported the notion, turning it into common practice.

This is how Colombia set its roots as one of the world’s premier coffee producers.

El Viaje del Café Colombiano

As the name suggests, the Mi Cartagena café is homage to my home city back in Colombia. The coffee we use is grown in the country by small local farmers that put their heart and soul into the art of café.

Just a sip of our coffee will transport you all the way to the lively streets of the city, a journey that will tantalize all your senses. There is a wide range of flavors and aromas to enjoy as coffee grows around the country in various locations, each taking on a unique blend of notes depending on the climate and the weather they are grown in. 

Mi Cartagena’s Coffee is grown over 940,000 hectares of lush coffee farms at an elevation of 4,000 to 6,000 feet. The Arabica cultivar is grown in volcanic, fertile soil and has notes of chocolate, nut, herbal, fruity, acidic, or citrus depending on the region.

The advent of climate change and global warming is very real. It is affecting all aspects of farming, including the coffee world. To do our part for the planet and show our support for the local farmers and their hard work, Mi Cartagena ensures that it sources its coffee from organic and sustainable coffee farms.

The journey which began three centuries ago at the hand of Jesuit priests has now developed and blossomed into an entire industry that relies on standards of environmental consideration and sustainable practices. Mi Cartagena is a purveyor of such coffee and has made it a priority so you end up with a rich, balanced cup of coffee each time.

The Colombian Way of Growing Coffee

For Mi Cartagena, supporting local coffee farmers in the country is a priority. This is why we source our java from locally-run farms that work together to bring you the best of Colombian coffee.

The coffee we use is sourced from organic, 100% Arabica Beans, which are handpicked and harvested carefully. The coffee workers check the plant every 10 days during the harvest season, and pick the best cherries. Even though harvesting methods can be different from region to region, the care and meticulousness that goes into the process is consistent.

For the Colombian coffee grower, good quality coffee begins with the right growing conditions. Steep slopes of the Andes Mountain, the crisp air, high altitude, and ample sunlight are the ingredients for the perfect coffee harvest.

The coffee is grown in three main regions, each boasting original flavors and unique aromas

North Region

It grows in La Guariga, Magdalena, Cesar, Bolivar, Norte de Santander, Antioquia, and Choco. The coffee from this region exudes deeper, more chocolaty and nutty flavors and has less acidity but more body.

Central Region

The coffee is grown with great care in Caldas, Risaralda, Quindío, Valle del Cauca, Boyacá, Casanare, Cundinamarca, and Tolima. Considering the climate and harvesting processes used here, the coffee has a more herbal or fruity flavor.

Southern Region

Meta Cauca Huila Nariño, Caquetá, and Putumayo are the more popular coffee-growing regions on this side of the country. If you were to sip a fresh cup of Colombian brew, you get strong notes of acidity and citrus.

The Production Process

Regardless of the region, Colombian coffee is tended with the same care. All aspects of production embrace values of attentiveness so you can have the best cup of coffee at the end of the day.

The Origin

The origin of the coffee begins with choosing the right region. Whether it’s the north, south or central Colombia, careful consideration of the location, fields, moisture, shade, altitude, temperature, climate etc. that will surround the region need to be studied for the perfect crop.

Recolleccion

Recolleccion or the harvesting process is one that requires just as much care as the farmers put in growing the coffee. In most regions, the cherries are always handpicked. Before commencing the picking process, the farmers carefully observe the cherries to make sure they are at the right stage of ripeness.

Mi Cartagena’s Coffee

As the name suggests, the Mi Cartagena café is homage to my home city back in Colombia. The coffee we use is grown in the country by small local farmers that put their heart and soul into the art of café.

The organic Colombian coffee we use to brew your perfect cup is brought to the States with great care. Mi Cartagena uses this special coffee as it delivers the fragrance, body, and acidity in each cup.

If you’d like to take the taste of Colombia home, Mi Cartagena also sells this special coffee so you can wake up to the taste, flavor, and aroma of a flawless cup of Colombian coffee.

Climate Change and Coffee

The advent of climate change and global warming is very real. It is affecting all aspects of farming, including the coffee world. To do our part for the planet and show our support for the local farmers and their hard work, Mi Cartagena ensures that it sources its coffee from organic and sustainable coffee farms.

The journey which began three centuries ago at the hand of Jesuit priests has now developed and blossomed into an entire industry that relies on standards of environmental consideration and sustainable practices. Mi Cartagena is a purveyor of such coffee and has made it a priority so you end up with a rich, balanced cup of coffee each time.

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