Rich / Chocolate / Dark Fruit JamThe Republic of Colombia is situated in northwest South America, bordered to the Northwest by Panama; to the east by Venezuela and Brazil; to the south by Ecuador and Peru.
Geographical features include the Andes mountain range region, the Pacific and Caribbean coasts, the Llanos (plains) and the Amazon Rainforest .
Colombia is a fascinating country in many ways, not least in terms of its geography and bio diversity. Consider some facts;
About 10% of the Earth’s species inhabit Colombia. It has the largest number of unique species in the world, 10% of the world’s mammal species, 14% of the amphibian species and 18% of the bird species of the world. It has more birds than Europe and North America combined. 10 or 20% of the total global plant species inhabit Colombia.
These incredible statistics make Colombia the second most biodiverse country in the world after Brazil. Given Brazil is approximately 7 times bigger, Colombia therefore has the highest rate of species by area unit on Earth.
Colombia is a heavyweight in the coffee world too, being the second-largest supplier of Arabica coffee after Brazil. This bio diversity and wide range of climatic regions help us understand the impressive range of flavours to be found within Colombian coffee. Flavours range from heavy, chocolate, to dark fruit jam, with more interesting flavours between.