Tag Archive 'colombia'

The Colombia Cup of Excellence, or Wired Magazine Keeps Up Its Futurism Farce over Coffee

Posted by TheShot on 17 Jun 2011 | Filed under: Beans, Quality Issues

This month’s Wired magazine published a piece on this year’s Cup of Excellence (CoE) competition in Colombia: Sip, Spit, Grade: Coffee Experts Crown Colombia’s Best Beans | Magazine. Opening with the Q-grading Alberto Trujillo and Intelligentsia‘s Geoff Watts, the article describes the Cup of Excellence process and a little of its short history. It also […]

Colombia: Land of horrible coffee

Posted by TheShot on 22 Dec 2009 | Filed under: Beans, Café Society, Foreign Brew, Quality Issues

Today a writer for the Boston-based GlobalPost published a somewhat contrarian article on Colombian coffee: Colombian coffee | Juan Valdez. Instead of the Juan-Valdez-inspired marketing image of “the richest coffee in the world,” the author suggests that brewed coffee in Colombia has a lot more in common with dirty water. This is also true in […]

Colombia – The Coffee Trail

Posted by TheShot on 12 Feb 2006 | Filed under: Beans, Foreign Brew

The Travel section in today’s New York Times reviews the state of travel in Colombia as it tries to shake its image of fighting drug lords and Marxist guerrillas: Colombia – The Coffee Trail. One of the big attractions is Colombia’s coffee country, with stays in some of its coffee producing haciendas. Of course, all […]