Arabica vs Robusta. Robusta taste is more bitter than Arabica due to its high concentrations of caffeine. Arabica contains about 60% more lipids and almost twice the concentration of sugars than Robusta. Green beans of Robusta are about half the price of Arabica beans. Robusta is less sensitive to insects and plagues than Arabica. Robusta yields more caffeine concentrations which acts as a chemical defense against bugs.
Most coffee from Latin America is Arabica variety. Coffee from Latin America is widely consumed in big cities such as New York City.
Coffea canephora, commonly known as robusta coffee, is a species of coffee that has its origins in central and western sub-Saharan Africa. It is a species of flowering plant in the family Rubiaceae.
Coffee arabica, also known as the Arabian coffee, “coffee shrub of Arabia”, “mountain coffee” or “arabica coffee”, is a species of Coffee. It is believed to be the first species of coffee to be cultivated, and is the dominant cultivar, representing about 60% of global production.
Arabica vs Robusta is a matter of choice and availability at your location. Let me know which one you prefer in the comments section below. Remember to get your favorite coffee accessories featuring cool coffee mugs, T-Shirts, re-usable tote bags and more.
This coffee farm in Quellouno is about 1800 MASL. It was difficult to adapt to the altitude this early in the morning. Some got altitude sickness ‘Soroche’. This is a common experience from rapid transitions from low to high altitude without taking time to acclimate. We started chewing coca leaves to help us. It works! My friend Raul from Kaffee 3 Granos couldn’t handle it even though he lives in a nearby town Quillabamba.
The coffee farm is surrounded by other trees such as bananas, pears and many more typical fruit plants from the region. We got the chance to walk to other coffee farms located in the region. I will post more pictures about this experience very soon.
Specialty coffee takes hard work to produce. Sorting coffee beans manually is an intense work if you really want to the right coffee beans for later roasting. Sometimes people complaint about the price of a great coffee bag. Watch this video to learn about the production of small specialty coffee in Latin America batches.
The average coffee drinker doesn’t know where coffee comes from or how it gets produced. Watch this video to understand part of the specialty coffee production. These coffee beans have been already laid to dry on ‘African beds’ to naturally dry under the sun.
Next time you pay for a good cup of coffee either to walk around at your favorite city or to code with coffee think about long work it takes to produce it. I will show you more videos of coffee farms in Latin America.
High grown coffee from Idma region located in Cusco, Peru. Dog from this coffee farm with a river running between it and is super steep as you can see in the video. I kept sliding all the time! You can see the water coming from higher in the mountain.
In Alto Canelon coffee farm in La Convencion province of Cusco. Farm is located at an elevation of about 2,300 meters above sea level. This classifies its coffee as a hight grown coffee. Learn more about Peruvian coffee and culture at this link. More dog coffee farm pictures coming soon.
Situated on the western coast of South America, Peru is home to more than 32 million people, nearly half of whom are of Amerindian descent. The country takes up almost 500,000 square miles of land, land that is recognized globally for its ability to sustain crops and for its picture-perfect quality that year after year tends to draw in tourists in droves. The climate is extremely varied, and there are areas where the temperatures can be moderate and even cold at times. In Peru, the Amazon is a place where the rain falls often and in large amounts, the sun beating down relentlessly as well, creating an environment that is at once wet and warm. There are extreme lows and extreme highs, both valleys and mountains, and because Peru sits at the crossroads of two ocean currents, diversity is the norm.
Bordering Ecuador, Colombia, Brazil, Bolivia, and Chile,
Peru is a country that is easily accessible essentially no matter where you
happen to be on the continent. Manu National Park is famous as a biosphere
reserve, and in Huascaran National Park, the mountains rise high into the sky
to create sights that are just breathtaking.
Coffee varieties in Peru
Arabica coffee is the specialty in Peru. A top-20 producer of the coffee beans, Peru has a strong reputation for excellent roasts and for ethical sourcing. Whereas other countries have faced criticism for their failure to ensure fair business practices, Peru’s CENFROCAFGE cooperative has united more than 80 farmers’ associations in order to guarantee 92% organic production and 100% Fair Trade certification. Overall, the demand for Peruvian coffee has risen drastically in recent years because of these efforts.
The Nore Chico Civilization thrived on the Peruvian coast around 5,000 years ago, and in the 15th century, the Inca created the largest empire in pre-Columbian America, basing their capital in Cusco. The Spanish did not conquer present-day Peru until 1572, after which the indigenous population fell sharply. One of the last royalist countries in South America, Peru remained largely loyal to Spain until the 1820s. Sites of the former Incan Empire in Peru are a major draw for tourists who want to experience firsthand the wonders of pre-Columbian America. The legacy of the Incas lives on in the statues and artifacts they left behind. Continuing to shape the country’s culture, much to the delight of those who take the time to see Peru completely.
There is always something else to do in Peru, always some new sight to take in, great fun in Lima, fascinating history in Cusco. To be there is to comprehend on a higher level that civilization really did develop over time: it didn’t just pop up out of nowhere. Take in a cup of Peruvian Coffee and see it for yourself!
Diego is a coffee farm kid living at Idma coffee region of La Convencion. He is not a coffee farm worker. Diego likes photography and was very curious about my camera. This coffee farm is full of Typica coffee plants. Surrounded by a river this farm has very steep slopes which makes it very slippery to walk around.
If you like to try coffee from this farm in Peru go to this link Peruvian Coffee to place an order.
Check out new pictures from this amazing coffee farm located in Danli, El Paraiso in Honduras. Coffee profile from this farm is very interesting: Chocolate, citrus with a caramel finish. You can grab this coffee using this link Grab Honduras Coffee.
Over 90% of coffee farms in are owned by small groups of families. It creates lots of jobs during the harvest season.
Located in Danli, Honduras. This beautiful farm has Catuai, Lempira and now Geisha coffee varieties! My friend Elmer has now a coffee roaster, so they can now roast their own coffee at the farm. Before they had to borrow someone else roaster.
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