Exploring the Coffee Plantations of Colombia

Exploring the Coffee Plantations of Colombia

Welcome to the second installment of "Coffee Expeditions with Ben Aventurero"! This week, Ben takes us to the lush coffee plantations of Colombia, known for its rich history and unique coffee flavors. From the rolling hills of the Coffee Triangle to the vibrant city of Medellín, Ben explores what makes Colombian coffee so special.

Day in the Life of a Coffee Farmer

In this post, Ben gives us an intimate look at a day in the life of a Colombian coffee farmer. He rises early, just like the farmers, to join them in the fields. As the morning mist lifts, the farmers begin hand-picking the ripest coffee cherries. Ben shares his thoughts on the physical labor and skill required to ensure only the best cherries are selected. The sun climbs higher, and Ben describes the camaraderie among the farmers as they work, sharing stories and laughter.

Exploring Medellín's Coffee Culture

In the afternoon, Ben travels to Medellín, a city renowned for its vibrant coffee culture. He visits local coffee shops, where baristas pride themselves on their brewing techniques and the quality of their coffee. Ben chats with café owners and learns about the burgeoning coffee scene in the city, from innovative brewing methods to the rising popularity of specialty coffee.

Tasting Notes

Ben finds Colombian coffee to be smooth and well-balanced, with notes of caramel and chocolate. He appreciates the diversity of flavors that each region offers, from the fruity and floral notes of the high-altitude beans to the richer, more robust flavors of the lower altitudes.


Ben's journey through Colombia has deepened his appreciation for the country's coffee culture and the hard work that goes into every cup. Join us next week as Ben continues his coffee expeditions, uncovering more stories and flavors from around the world.

Call to Action

Have you ever tried Colombian coffee? Share your experiences in the comments below! Don’t forget to visit Marquette Coffee to explore our selection of premium Colombian beans and more.

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