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... different aromas and flavours can be obtained from the same beans. Apparantly, there are over 1,000 flavours and aromas.
Afterwards, we were taken for a walk through the actual coffee fields towards the farm's processing plant. Coffee beans are actually the seeds inside the cherries of the coffee plant. After the cherries are picked, they are skinned and dried - the final bean quality can ...
... degrees centigrade *
- Add the water to the coffee slowly, pouring it in circles.
- The coffee will float to the top.
* When the coffee is fresh, there is a thick layer of coffee on top of the water *
- Stir in the coffee with a spoon, do this slowly and making sure you mix it with the water at the bottom, this oxygenates the coffee.
* Stirring at this point makes it easier to press down and avoids breaking the seal of the press ...
... in in the Zona Cafetera region of Colombia. In the middle of the ride, the bus stopped at a restaurant where we bought french fries and limeade. When everybody was done eating, the bus started again and an hour later we arrived at Hacienda Venecia. We were the only people staying in the hostel that night so we had the place to ourselves. The cook made us a hearty potato soup and a rich pasta and vegetable dinner. After dinner we were stuffed and fell asleep.
We woke ...
... 2 skins until you get the bean. Columbia produce washed arabica beans. Due to the relitively low elevation here they need to use some pesticides designed to eliminate a certain tiny black insect that lives in and eats the beans. The higher the elevation the fewer diseases but lower the yield. The beans are dried out and packed up in sacks, split between top quality and second rate. The second rate is only distributed within ...
... the bus had already gone down and that the next one was at 7pm.
While we were grumbling and muttering how the bus could have left too early in a country where most things are a bit late, suddenly a 'chiva' arrived, an open old-fashioned bus, rows of wooden benches behind each other. So the guy had been misinforming us.
We got on that rickety old bouncy chiva and after a while we also saw a more normal bus heading for the town. Some ...