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Salento Local Customs: 7 reviews and 27 photos
Colombia is home of some of the world's finest coffee. Traditionally, coffee growers pick the beans by hand, individually from the plant, carrying them in the basket. Some beans are red when they are ripe, and some yellow. The beans are put through the machine that separates the beans from the skins. The pulp is used as compost, while the coffee beans are then dried under direct sunlight, and covered during the night and when raining. At this time the beans are white and still covered with a 'thin film'. When the beans are throughly dried, they roast them on the stove. This is when they turn black. When you are ready for a cup of coffee, you just grind the beans and make the delicious tinto (this is how Colombians call black coffee with sugar). Yummy!!!
Now back home, I can still enjoy my daily treat, a cup of organic coffee that I brought from Salento. Oh, I wish it would last forever :)
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