Methods of Colombian coffee production remain traditional and are mainly executed manually. Generally, during coffee bean extraction, the pulp (cherry) of the bean is removed by hand, and then the best quality beans are kept and sun-dried. Farms are built on steep slopes, and in order to protect the beans from the sun, they are typically planted amongst trees and plants for shade.
The lower quality beans that are hand-picked by Colombian coffee farmers are often kept and consumed by the locals, with the highest quality beans being produced and transported to our supermarkets and the coffee machines of our local cafés.
The Colombian coffee found on our website, 'Up & At ‘Em' by Underdog Coffee, has a distinctly aromatic flavour with hints of caramel, vanilla, and a burst of blackberry. Underdog specialises in ethically-sourced fairtrade coffee, with Up & At ‘Em also having earned a Specialty Coffee certification. To find out more, please visit the Underdog Coffee website.