Coffee's Role in Colombia

Located at the north end of the Andes Mountains, Colombia’s terrain ranges from lofty, snow-capped mountains to equatorial forests and savannas. The country is also home to many volcanoes and several microclimates, both ideal for growing excellent coffee with unique flavor profiles. Colombia is the third largest producer of coffee in the world and the largest producer of washed Arabica coffee. Coffee has played a substantial role in the economy—so much so that in 1927, coffee growers came together to form Federacion Nacional de Cafeteros (The National Federation of Coffee Growers) which is now considered the largest rural NGO (National Government Organization) in the world. Today, there are over a half a million coffee growers in the country.

Regions & Cup Profile

Colombia produces an outstanding coffee that is mild, has medium to high acidity and body, and a very distinct aroma. It’s very balanced and has a rich, complex profile.

Harvest Period

November – March

Annual Productivity

13.5 million bags

Genetic Varieties

Heirloom Typica

Growing Regions

Narino, Cauca, Huila, Tolima, Valle, Quindio, Risaralda, Caldas, Antioquia, Casanare, Santander, Cesar, La Guajira, Magdalena, Meta an Caqueta