Arabica is a coffee originated in Africa, Ethiopia that represents 70% of world production and has a concentration of 1.7% of caffeine at most. Coffea arabica is one of the two main species of coffee grown globally, the other being Coffea canephora is commonly called Robusta and is mainly cultivated in Brazil.
The history behind coffee arabica in Colombia began centuries ago in Ethiopia, where the plant was initially consumed by chewing the leaves in the form of aromatic infusion.
It was then, when the Arabians through out its expansion brought the first plants to Turkey in 1544. Later, coffee was introduced to Europe through Venice, Italy and expanded across the continent to finally reach South America by the 18th century.
Theories say that Dutch men were the responsible to introduced coffee in South America through Suriname, and subsequenly the French took it to Colombia and Brazil in the 18th century.
Nowadays, in Colombia the Coffee business generates an important positive impact, benefiting more than 540,000 coffee growing families and generating an important income in the national GDP.
it is known, that Arabica is considered to produce the highest quality coffee worldwide.