Arabica Colombian Coffee
Colombia is a country where one of the traditional drinks is coffee, the biodiversity of this country allows it to cultivate and produce different types of it. Representing the third part of world-wide exports along with Germany, Brazil and Switzerland, in Colombia, the coffee bean that is produced is 100% Arabica, an antique species that grows in high mountains in inter-tropical areas.
However, due to the diverse regions where coffee is cultivated, there is a wide variety of coffee beans that come from Arabica, for example, Típica, Borbón, Maragogipe, Tabi, Caturra and Variedad Colombia. All cultivated in 20 coffee departments across the country.
In every country people have their own way to order different styles of coffee, different from the names that are known world-wide. For example, here in Colombia if you want a classic black coffee or ‘americano’ you should ask for a ‘tinto’, and if you want a ‘latte’ you should ask for a ‘perico’ or ‘pintado’.
However, in case you come to Colombia and it's really cold, you can ask for a ‘Carajillo’, a classic Colombian drink for cold days that is prepared with a pinch of Rum or Aguardiente (Brandy in some cases) invented and used in times of independence war, where it was given to the soldiers after every battle to give them energy. A noble and strong drink, that is worth giving a try.
As you could see, Colombia has different regions where we can produce a lot of different types of coffee beans. Also, because of it's history, coffee is a traditional drink that goes hand in hand with Colombian culture since the beginning of historical events. Now, I hope that you feel encouraged to come to Colombia and ask for the 'tinto' of your preference.