From Origin

From Coca to Cocoa


For generations, Colombia has been a leading exporter of some of the finest coffee in the world. It’s only in the last decade that a substantial share of the good stuff has been available to Colombian consumers, allowing farmers to build a boutique cafe culture focused on locally sourced coffee — one that’s flourishing from Medellín to Cartagena. In many ways, Café Wuasikamas and Distrito Chocolate, located in Bogotá’s historic La Candelaria neighborhood, are prime examples of the trend: They cater to students, artists, and tourists, and both are operated by small-scale farmers who harvest and roast their own coffee and cocoa beans.

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