Tasting Colombian coffee.
Hello coffee lovers, today I want to tell you about my experience tasting Colombian coffee. But before I tell you my experience, I want to tell you how I got my hands on this coffee.
The thing is that about a month ago, my boyfriend had to travel to Bogota Colombia for work, it was a short and little planned trip that came out unexpectedly, so he was not entirely encouraged, because it also coincided with some commitments that we already had, to which I went alone, but this is another story.
The point is that he had to travel for two days to the neighboring country and as he knows that I love coffee and that Colombia is a country known for the coffee it produces, he promised me that he would make time in his work schedule to bring me a coffee from his trip.
The trip was a bit chaotic for him because of the lack of planning for this, so he could only go to a supermarket that was near the hotel where he was staying, but the other problem he had was that in the area where he was staying they only accepted the local currency, that is, the Colombian peso, and there were no exchange houses nearby, so he only had the amount of pesos equivalent to 10 US dollars that he had left from the payment of the hotel room.
The first thing that caught my attention is the price of coffee in Colombia, and I'm sure you're wondering why the price was so relevant to me? The reason is that in Venezuela, which is where I live, coffee is very expensive. Half a kilo of coffee can cost between 7 US dollars to 10 US dollars, not to mention instant coffee or a coffee brought from another country, where the costs could double. While in Colombia, my boyfriend with approximately 10 US dollars bought a kilo of ground coffee and two instant coffees flavored with whiskey.
but having said all this preamble, now let's get to my opinion about coffee.
The brand is called OMA, when reading the label we see that it says that it is made in Colombia and it is a medium roast and fine grind coffee. That is to say, this coffee should have a strong but not excessively bitter taste.
The first thing I did, and I believe that all coffee lovers do, was to smell it, and here I was slightly disappointed, since the aroma of this coffee is very roasted, almost burnt.
Already with the smell I was not very convinced, but I proceeded to prepare it in my new coffee maker, of which I owe you a post dedicated only to it and its wonderful benefits because it is like having a professional coffee maker but in a much more economical version, but I will talk about this later.
Add the measures of water that I usually use to prepare my coffee with milk and wait for the magic of the coffee maker.
Once ready I happily went to drink my coffee in my christmas mug that I love because it is quite big and has space to put a cookie hahaha. But wow, here I had a second disappointment.
If there is something we humans have is to believe that we are going to get a different result when everything tells us that the result will be one, and this is because the coffee did not taste very different from its smell. A very burnt and even bitter taste, the color was very dark but when I added more milk or water it lost its flavor.
My boyfriend asked me my opinion about the coffee and I did not have the heart to tell him that I did not like it and since he does not drink coffee I decided to do a very practical exercise with him, I asked him to smell the coffee that he brought me and the one I had at home which is of the san antonio brand, which for me is the best coffee that is currently on the Venezuelan market, when comparing the aroma he agreed with me regarding the quality of the coffee.
My conclusion about coffee is that in spite of the fact that coffee in Venezuela is quite expensive, we produce a coffee of excellent quality, with this I do not mean that Colombian coffee is bad, because it is not necessarily so. I believe that it is a coffee with a very particular flavor, a little more burnt and that we are not accustomed to this type of coffee, we tend to like it a little more aromatic, less burnt and strong but with a roasted flavor.
As we always say in our country: there is a taste for everything. So if you like a more bitter type of coffee, you may like this coffee.
This was all my account of my experience tasting Colombian coffee, I hope you liked it and that my experience will be useful if you have to choose coffee on a trip.
Photos taken with my phone.
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