Monday morning we visited FNC (Federacion Nacional de Cafetero de Colombia). First there was a presentation about FNC and their work to improve coffee production and conditions in Colombia.
During our short stay in Bogota we have come along a lot of exotic fruits. Therefore our guide Camillo from FNC bought all kinds of fruits for us to taste.
From left Tone, Pernilla, Emil and Jens in the back.
A lot of red berries, caramel with good body and juicy acidity. A nice table indeed!After the visit at FNC we went to the airport to fly to Popayan, Cauca.
The menu was set with cerdo ahumado (smoked pig), tamal de pipián (a mix of mashed potatoes and peanuts), empanadas de papa (fried potatoes) carentanta (corn snacks).
The drink on the left was Champú (a thick mix of pineapple, corn, seasoned with cloves and other unidentified ingredients. The taste was fantastico!
Here Emil (red t-shirt) discusses why he did not choose any coffee from Cauca for his espresso blend that he will use for the Swedish barista championship to take place 11.-13. March.
At the ceremony at the Jose Maria Obando school he translated 8 speeches from principals, pupils, representatives and what have we.
He is doing a great job!
In front row in purple apron is Pedro, head of cupping/roasting in the laboratory along with his two colleagues in black aprons.
This was our first encounter with coffee trees so the mood was high.
There they have a agronomist who has developed an variety of Caturra and an Timor hybrid, and then you have the Colombia variety, which was developed into Castillo.
We got the chance to pick the red cherries along with the pickers.