Salento Coffee Region

Backpacking, Colombia, Travel

Finca El Ocaso Salento showed us their coffee plantation and how they grow and process their coffee :)

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3 thoughts on “Finca El Ocaso Salento showed us their coffee plantation and how they grow and process their coffee :)

    • Kate Reder says:

      The fresh coffee was delicious! The five little piles in front of our guide are actually all the same type of bean. The first is the ripe red fruit, then the bean after its dried, then after the shell is removed (they actually use a mortar and pestle!), then the roasted bean, and the ground product. We learned so much! Like if the fruit is sweet, the coffee is, too; and if the fruit is not sweet, the coffee is bitter. The process in Colombia is so cool because they are not allowed to use heavy machinery so they employ many people to pick the beans and do everything by hand!

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