FROM BEAN TO CUP ☕️.⠀
Did you know that an average worker in a coffee farm can pick up to 100kg of ripe coffee cherries PER DAY?!⠀
This is the staggering amount we learned is normally collected by individual pickers (by hand!) during the two picking seasons the Ocasa Coffee Plantation sees every year. We spent an afternoon exploring the sights, sounds and smells of the Ocasa Coffee Plantation to learn all about how our favourite cup o’ Joe is made. From planting the seed, to picking the ripe cherries and sorting the beans, we learned heaps about the process and admire the work that goes into producing coffee beans so much more!⠀
📍Ocasa Coffee Plantation, Salento, Quindio, Colombia⠀
Valle del Cócora is famous for it's hiking. People come from all over the country to take advantage of the opportunity to hike in this famous valley located near Salento. It is not expensive to travel in this area which makes it popular with backpackers. #happynewyear
A small coffee town hidden in the mountains - Salento, Colombia
Salento is a leisurely and peaceful mountain town in the Colombian coffee area.
There is only one main street full of handicraft shops. The architecture of Salento is different from other towns, and the frame and window frames are colorful and extremely romantic.
This mountain town is quite a Peugeot. The checkerboard-style streets are full of old-fashioned houses, churches and plazas, and they live in harmony with the surrounding lush forests.
Find a coffee house, have a drink, the coffee here is one of the best in Colombia.
Walk for more than an hour to the coffee farm, the whole process of growing coffee to brewing coffee. There is a coffee tour in the local area. From the cultivation of coffee beans, you can learn about coffee beans baking and grinding.
In addition to using hazelnuts and coffee, the Columbia Mountains use this American Willys Jeep to deliver coffee on the rugged mountain road!
Just in the town, at the party, participate in the jeep willys show. The performers used a variety of difficult forms to manipulate willys, causing warm applause from the scene.
After a Willys jeep ride from Salento to the Kokkola Valley for a mountain hike. Take a hike in the Palm Forest Sanctuary to learn about palm trees and local coffee culture.
Occasionally meet local mountain people riding horses, they will always take the initiative to tell you good days.
Hummer is still a vehicle used by locals. It is usually a scorpion to transport coffee. The heroic mountain people wear cowboy-like sombrero, a style that is not in a hurry, and completes all kinds of trivial things with their own favorite speed, just like the feeling of this emerging South American country.
One side of the water and soil to raise one person, at this time Colombian water and soil raising this generation of coffee people, may soon be creating a new coffee kingdom.