Caffeinated Colombia

Coffee of Colombia

Coffee of Colombia

This great postcard of Colombian coffee production comes all the way from Omar. It is my first postcard from this country and only my fourth South American country, along with Brazil, Argentina and Suriname. Personally, Colombian coffee is my absolute favourite coffee and I’m sure there are many people that would agree with me on that point. Coffee farming has had a long history in Colombia, since its introduction in 1730. By 1835 the first commercial production of coffee started in the country and today over 500 000 families in the country derive an income from its production. Due to climate change, however, the production has decreased by 25% since 2006, from 12 million bags of coffee per year, down to 9 million bags. Come now mother nature, we need our Colombian Coffee. Thank you Omar, it’s a great postcard!

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