A Journey From Colombia to the UK
Meet Vanessa Garcia-Barbosa, founder of Casa Barbosa, MBA entrepreneur graduate top 10 finalists and winner of the Enterprise Challenge Recognition Award 2017.
"After more than 9 years working in the hospitality food industry in the UK, I personally became frustrated that the Colombian coffee sold in the market was not made completely in Colombia and it did not have the same taste as the delicious 'Tinto' we used to drink at home .
But even more, I was surprised that even though Colombia is the third biggest producer in the world, sadly our coffee growers receive just a minimum percentage of the entire global trade. So after studying the coffee industry in depth and spending a few months in the beautiful ‘Eje cafetero’ Colombian coffee landscape, I decided to follow my heart and found Casa Barbosa a warm house from Colombia in the heart of London , where you can find the authentic Colombian coffee made with care, tradition and passion.
Experienced it, yourself!"
Sense the Difference
Colombia is recognized worldwide for its exquisite Arabica coffee that is characterized by its mild flavour and superior quality. The country is currently the No. 1 global producer of specialty coffee.
Single Origin Coffee is coffee made from beans grown in a unique farm, region or country. Its exquisite flavor, aroma and body are the result that its beans are not mix with others of different origins. A single origin coffee highlights the original character and special attributes of the region in which is cultivated and processed.
The Colombian coffee cultural landscape was declared by the UNESCO as a world heritage site, famous for growing one of the best coffees in the world. Its beautiful lands are part of the mountain range of the central Andes, with soils which are rich in organic matter and home to inactive volcanos; such as the ‘nevado del Quindio’ that contributes to the earth with volcanic ash, further enriching crops with valuable minerals.