China, India and Mexico are undoubtedly the first countries we think of when we talk about spicy food. For many, Colombian cuisine is not characteristically spicy and therefore perhaps its chili peppers are not emblematic.
However, Colombia is part of the Amazon basin: a region where all the chilies in the world where born. Actually, the indigenous communities along our rivers have homemade production of chili peppers of different varieties and make their own dehydrated mixtures to use in their cooking and rituals.
In addition to being part of the cradle of chili, Colombia has an agricultural advantage over other chili producers in the world and it is the fact of having an exportable supply all year round. Its tropical geographical location and the different thermal floors allow it to plant and produce all year round, while the large chili pepper producers only have two or three harvest cycles a year.
At a time when the markets are dynamic and the demand for chili peppers is growing, having production throughout the year is an important competitive advantage. This agricultural advantage is what puts Colombia on the map of the chili pepper market in the world. In our work in the production of chili peppers since 1976, we have considerably grown our crop areas and the varieties that we are offering.
Every week of the year we receive harvested material and every week we export containers to multiple destinations on different continents. We are constantly projecting ourselves towards new international markets for specialty chilies with varieties such as Habanero, Jalapeño, Amarillo, Serrano and Cayena.