Colombia Huila and Modern Brazilian coffee plantation using irrigation
Brazil is the world largest coffee producer responsible for around 35% of all coffee grown and also the second largest coffee consumer. Minas Gerais is largest coffee producing State from Brazil.
Colombia comes in second, 10.000.000 bags (132 pounds bag). Department of Huila is located in Southwest of Colombia, and produce excellent quality coffee.
Brazil – Altitude around 2900 feet
Colombia – Altitude around 5800 feet.
Brazil – huge coffee plantations harvested by machines and also small ones (hand-picked), a continuous refining in all production stages is noticed, leading to high quality coffees.
Brazil: chocolate flavors, low acidity, notes of dried fruit, floral aroma.
Colombia Huila: there so many descriptions like well balanced acidity, initial sweetness with slight notes of fruit, caramel, etc.
My favorite: Clean and bright (acidity), generous sweetness and liqueur like character.
World coffee Production – Average 2011 to 2013
El Salvador 1700
Costa Rica 1575
Sloth coffee is 100% Arabica coffee , NO Robusta, which has a slightly bitter taste that most gourmet specialty coffee drinkers try to avoid.
Many cheaper coffees sold in supermarkets contain robusta