The Story of Colombian Supremo Coffee
The production of Colombian Supremo Coffee in Colombia is known to have a reputation and produce homogeneous and balanced coffee. The average annual coffee production in Colombia of 11.5 million bags is the third largest in the world after Brazil and Vietnam; although it is the highest regarding arabica beans. The beans are exported to USA, Germany, France, Japan and Italy. Most coffee is planted in the Colombian coffee growing section. In 2007, the European Union awarded Colombian coffee a protected designation of origin status. In 2011 UNESCO declared the “Cultural Landscape of Coffee” in Colombia, a world’s heritage place.
The coffee factory spread to Colombia around 1790. The oldest written account of the presence of coffee in Colombia is attributed to the Jesuit priest Joséu Gumilla. In his writing The Orinoco Illustrated (1730) he noted the presence of coffee in the mission of Santa Teresa de Tabajé, near where the river Meta flows into the Orinoco. Other testimonies come from archbishop Caballero y Gongora (1787) who noted the presence of harvest in the northeast of the country, close to Giron (Santander) and Muzo (Boyaca), in a report he delivered over to the Spanish authorities.
The first coffee plant was grown in the eastern part of the country. In 1808, the first commercial production of 100 bags of green coffee (each per 60 kg) was exported from the port of Cucuta, near the border with Venezuela. One priest named Francisco Romero is credited with being very influential in spreading of the crop in the northeastern region of the country. After listening to the praise of the parishioners of the city of Salazar de Las Palmas, it was necessary, as a suppression, to cultivate coffee. The café was established in the departments Santander and North Santander, Cundinamarca, Antioquia and the historic Caldas region.
The local farmers’ and small-trade unionists across the Federation allowed them to face unforeseeable logistical and commercial difficulties. Over time, thanks to the research conducted in Cenicafé, founded in 1938, and the Federal Agricultural Expansion Service, circumcision systems have been improved. Efficient spatial models have been developed that have enabled product differentiation and maintaining its quality. Currently, the land of coffee in Colombia encompasses all mountain peaks and other mountain regions in the country and generates income for more than 500,000 families of coffee farmers.
A brief history of Colombian Supremo Coffee
So who should we thank for the high-quality glasses of coffee that we drink weekly, if not daily? Jesuit, of course! If you do like coffee as much as you like its history, you may not know that the Jesuits were initially responsible for the now famous Colombian coffee. Jesuit missionaries brought Arabica to mountain Colombia, and as we all know, Arabica produces gourmet coffee, which is an essential part of the morning routines of millions of people around the world. Robusta trees, on the other hand, are coffee trees that produce low-quality coffee beans that will certainly stimulate you, but it lacks the delicious aroma and taste of most Arabica coffee. Colombian top quality coffee is produced only from the 100% best Arabica beans.
Arabica coffee trees have higher heights and cooler temperatures than their cousins Robusta Coffee. The result, of course, is coffee with all flavors that are Colombian proud. Coffee beans, almost as the best vintage wine, go through a slow cycle of maturation, resulting not in lack of taste or personality of the coffee.