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Colombia| Introduction to Casablanca Estate in Santander

Published: 2024-07-21 Author:
Last Updated: 2024/07/21, Coffee is grown in many countries on all continents in the world, while in South America, coffee is grown in many countries, such as Ecuador, Peru and Colombia. Among them, Colombia coffee has a high reputation in the global coffee market. Colombia is the third largest coffee producer after Brazil and Vietnam. Colombia

Coffee is grown in many countries on all continents, while in South America, coffee is grown in many countries, such as Ecuador, Peru and Colombia. Among them, Colombian coffee is well known in the global coffee market, and Colombia is the third largest coffee producer after Brazil and Vietnam.

Columbia Colombia

Located in the northwest of South America, Colombia is a land, sea and preparation country, bordered by the Pacific Ocean to the west and the Caribbean Sea to the north. The topography of Colombia is roughly divided into western mountains and eastern plains, mainly the Andes in the west and Orinoco and Amazon plains in the east.

Located in the tropics, the climate varies according to the topography, the eastern plain and the Pacific coast belong to the tropical rain forest climate, while the mountains at 1000-2000 meters above sea level belong to the subtropical climate, and the northwest belongs to the savanna climate. In the Colombian Andes, there are three Codiera mountains running north and south, and coffee is mainly grown in the highlands of these mountains, where the year-round temperature is about 18 ℃, and has a number of volcanoes and forests, with annual rainfall of 2000-3000 mm, providing an ideal environment for coffee cultivation.

Coffee producing area

Colombia has a large land area, so there are many coffee growing areas in Colombia, and due to the mountain terrain, different microclimate and other planting conditions, the taste of coffee grown in each region has many differences.

Colombia's main coffee producers include the provinces of Cauca (Cauca), Santander (Santander), Narino (Narino), Tolima (Tolima) and Huila (Huilan). There are two harvest seasons in a year, the main season is from October to January, and the secondary season is from April to July.

Santander producing area (Santander): located in northern Colombia, located in the Andes, planted at an altitude of about 1400-1700 meters. Santander is a very important but rarely mentioned province, but it was actually the first province in Colombia to grow coffee, and Santander now accounts for 5% of Colombia's coffee production. But many of the coffee varieties grown in this area are resistant to leaf rust, which makes Santander an endemic area of low leaf rust in Colombia and the world.

Casablanca Manor (Hacienda Casa Blanca)

Casablanca Manor, located 1500 meters in the Santander area, is a large estate that has been growing coffee since 1860, but with mass-produced varieties. But since 2006, the current owner of the estate, Liliana Caballero Rojas, and her family have begun to reform in the direction of boutique coffee, and won the Columbia Yara Championship in 2016.

Casablanca Manor covers an area of 30 hectares, which also retains 10 hectares of natural virgin forest and has natural streams and waterfalls. The estate can use fresh water from streams to process coffee beans. At present, coffee varieties such as Rosa Geisha, Castillo Castillo, Pink bourbon Pink Bourbon and Wush Wush are grown on the estate.

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