Trying to find fast Mexican food in Bogota often limits you to tacos and burritos. What about when you want something different that’s not going to break the bank?
¡Chidas! Quesadillas brings you that something different. As the name suggests, this place limits the menu to quesadillas (think – tortillas and cheese). But these come with a bunch of other flavor combinations.
Continue reading Beyond Tacos and Burritos in Bogota
Did you know you can export coffee from Colombia? Yes, you don’t have to be a well-established company to export coffee. Starting in April 2016, any person can export Colombian coffee in small quantities through international transport or postal companies (like DHL, Fedex, Servientrega).
How much coffee
‘Small quantities’ is relative depending on what you consider small. It means 60 kilos of green coffee or 50.4 kilos of roasted coffee (just a bit more than I drink in a year).
This has been good for the export business, which in May suddenly grew by 74% in new registered exporters.
How to export coffee from Colombia
So if you’re interested in sending coffee from Colombia to the world, check out this link from the FNC, which is quite helpfully only in Spanish.
The judges stood in a line, facing him. Diffuse sunlight filtered through the window behind them, and in the background stood brick buildings with that orange tint so typical of Bogota.
No one was interested in the view.
Continue reading On His Way to the (Coffee) Championships
It’s back again. Expovinos, Bogota’s yearly wine festival that gives you the chance to taste hundreds of wines under one roof. Get up close and personal with wines from Spain, Argentina, Portugal, Chile, Uruguay, United States, Italy, France, and Australia.
Continue reading Bogota Wine Expo: Expovinos 2016
The annual charity banquet for Citymeals on Wheels is going Latin this year. More than 1,000 guests will try the Latin creations of chefs from around the United States and Latin America at ¡Qué Rico! Celebrating Latino Cuisine and Culture.
Continue reading Chefs Celebrate Latin Cuisine in Manhattan
At Tábula they’ve set aside the white tablecloths and brought on the flavor. A quick glance at the cavernous dining hall will tell you something is different here.
Continue reading Restaurants in Colombia: Tábula
Here’s what people are saying about the Flavors of Bogota Coffee Shop Tour:
It was such a pleasure to take the Flavors of Bogotá Coffee Tour last week! Over the course of the morning we visited three craft coffee houses, where we sampled a different variety of bean and preparation. As we sipped, our guide, Karen, walked us through the different aspects of evaluating and tasting each one. I live in Bogotá and have sampled my fair share of coffee, but it was amazing to learn about the history and complex culture of coffee in Colombia, as well as the unique factors that make Colombia’s coffee some of the best in the world. Not only that, but as you make your way to the different coffee shops, you’ll get a quick run down of the Bogotá restaurant scene and best places to eat. This tour is a must for locals and visitors alike! – Danielle Owens
Quick Reviews are short peeks at restaurants in Colombia
One of the first Colombian chefs to become a celebrity, Harry Sasson headed up in the mid-1990s what has become a fine dining boom in Bogota. His restaurant, set in a National Heritage mansion with a Tudor look, is not far from Zona G, one of the most outstanding gastronomic scenes in the city. This is where heads of state, national and international artists, and famous musicians go for unforgettable meals. The menu includes Asian touches mixed in with Colombian ingredients, so you’ll find dishes done on a Japanese robata grill as well as salads with hearts of palm from Putumayo, the south of the country.
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Thinking of doing a coffee tasting in Bogota? Here’s a guide to get the most out of it.
In the first part of this series we discussed what gadgets are necessary to cup or taste coffee, what the coffee evaluation involves, and what points to keep in mind when evaluating it. Now we’ll go into the details about the characteristics you should look for to evaluate the cup of coffee you have before you. You’ll want to have your pen and scoring sheet with you while you try the coffee.
Continue reading What goes on at a Coffee Tasting in Bogota? Part 2
The JW Marriott hotel, in Bogota’s northern financial district, now has four restaurants. That turns it into a bit of a gourmet food plaza in its own right. Continue reading The Market at JW Marriott in Bogota