Educational Coffee Videos from Colombia—Free to View!

A screen shot of the cool info graphic—click HERE to see it—where the lectures available to watch and review can be accessed via the Colombia Coffee Hub.

Publisher Kenneth R. Olson is headed to Colombia this weekend to conduct some research for an super interesting story we’re working on—Ken’s been to Colombia a lot in the past: to cover the 2011 World Barista Championship, to visit farms, and to work with the FNC, the Colombian Coffee Growers Federation, which is an organization we love and work closely with.

The owners of La Rocela, who are just some of the tens of thousands of Colombian coffee farmers who are supported by the FNC.

The owners of La Rochela, who are just some of the tens of thousands of Colombian coffee farmers who are supported by the FNC.

Ken’s super excited to be going back for another visit—Colombia is such a gorgeous country, with so many exceptional coffees. And the work that the FNC does with farmers all the way to consumers is something we support big time.

Chris Baca of Verve Coffee making shots at Cenicafé,, which is the FNC's research facility in Colombia.

Chris Baca of Verve Coffee making shots at Cenicafé,, which is the FNC’s research facility in Colombia.

What’s more, the FNC supports the barista community and offers educational outreach more than any other producing country—just look at the Colombian Coffee Hub, the extraordinary interactive online education forum that is free to anyone in the world.

A screen shot of the cool info graphic—click HERE to see it—where the lectures available to watch and review can be accessed via the Colombia Coffee Hub.

A screen shot of the cool info graphic—click HERE to see it—where the lectures available to watch and review can be accessed via the Colombia Coffee Hub.

In 2013, the Colombian Coffee Hub hosted a series of amazing online lectures on such relevant topics as:
• Temperature, Altitude, and Latitude
• Impact of Climate Change on Coffee
• Fermentation
• Understanding Coffee Leaf Rust
• And more!

These videos are all available for you to watch now—just go HERE! 

CCH Lecture Series April 18th- Temperature, Altitude and Latitude. How these affect coffee quality from Colombian Coffee Hub on Vimeo.

Don’t have time to watch the whole thing? Then flip through the slideshow! Or read the Q&A transcript!

A plot of young Geishas in Colombia.

A plot of young Geishas in Colombia.

And be on the lookout on the Colombian Coffee Hub and right here on Barista Magazine’s blog for news about upcoming lectures this year. There’s always something amazing happening on the Hub!

About the Author

Sarah

Sarah Allen is co-founder and editor of Barista Magazine, the international trade magazine for coffee professionals. A passionate advocate for baristas, quality, and the coffee community, Sarah has traveled widely to research stories, interact with readers, and present on a variety of topics affecting specialty coffee. She also loves animals, swimming, ice cream, and living in Portland, Oregon.