The Bucaramanga region lies in the Santander department, in the north of Colombia. Bucaramanga is the departmental capital. The department of Santander extends over Colombia’s eastern Andes range, close to the border with Venezuela. This part of the country is known as the Northern region, sharing a couple of features across the different departments.
Coffee cultivation takes place at a lower altitude, starting at 1200 meters above sea level. As this involves higher temperatures and more exposure to sunlight, coffee cultivation takes place under a shade canopy to protect the coffee trees and the soil. Shade cultivation helps create an environment with more stable and cool temperatures, blocking the strongest sun. At cooler temperatures, the coffee fruit matures slower. This stimulates the development of more complex sugars in the fruit, as well as a more uniform ripening on the tree.
The most prestigious of the Colombian coffees, Supremo is famous for its mild flavor and balance. This coffee is medium strength and sweet tasting and its smooth finish, pleasant acidity, and nutty overtones are sure to prove Colombian coffee is some of the best in the world. All Colombian coffees are not created equal, and you’ll know why Bucaramanga Supremo is the best after your first sip. Roasted with optimum flavor in mind, this coffee has earned its reputation as one of the favorite gourmet coffees of even the most discerning coffee drinker.