Colombian Coffee

Colombia is an amazing coffee origin. It has a unique climate which results in almost constant coffee harvesting from different regions. Colombia produces the third largest amount of coffee in the world, but the largest quantity of Arabica beans. The largest importer of Colombian coffee is the US, and it is definitely one of the United States' favorite origins.

Coffee Regions in Colombia

Coffee is grown in much of Colombia, but a few regions have really taken off as hotbeds of specialty coffee production and have distinguished themselves time and again with their excellent crops.

Huila: One of Colombia's most famed coffee-producing areas, Huila is a department in southwest Colombia whose capital is the city of Neiva. Due to its location and climate, Huila produces coffee year-round.

Tolima: Another large producer of coffee, the Tolima department is in the west-central part of the country, a bit north of Huila, closer to Bogota.

Nariño: The westernmost department on the border with Equador, most of Narino's population is located in the mountainous regions inland, where coffee production is common.

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Coffee Production

In the majority of Colombia, coffee is produced on small family-owned farms of 2 - 6 hectares, located on the hillsides and highlands of mountain ranges. The coffee is usually picked, processed, and dried on the farm and the dried parchment is delivered to a coop or exporter for dry milling.

Because of Colombia's unique climate, multiple pickings of coffee can take place from the same farm each year. Given the variety of Colombia's geography, this means that fresh Colombian coffee is available for export much more frequently than from other countries with much more rigid winters and rainy seasons.

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Processing

The majority of Colombian coffee is processed as washed coffee. This is the traditional method of production where the fruit and mucilage of the coffee cherry are washed away from the bean before it's dried.

The humid conditions in much of Colombia make naturals and honey processed coffee much more difficult and risky for the farmer. However, we do still see some excellent honey and natural coffees coming from Colombia, often from farmers with years of experience producing them through trial and error.

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Varietals

The most common varietal grown in Colombia is Caturra, due to its relative resistance to leaf rust and high yield. Some other popular varietals that are grown locally include Variedad Colombia and Castillo. Many farms grow a mix of these varietals in the same plots of land, but there are also many farms that separate lots by varietal. More unique varietals are starting to be cultivated at scale in Colombia as well, such as Pink Bourbon and Geisha.

Colombian Coffee Available Now

Clabelina

Pineapple, Mango, Plum

Antioquia, Colombia

Villa Clabellina #6

Astrid

Grape, Mandarin, Plum

Tolimo, Colombia

Astrid Medina

Huila

Plum, Raspberry, Syrup

Huila, Colombia

Buenavista

Sugarcane

Caramel, Almond, Honey

Risaralda, Colombia

Risaralda DECAF

Past Colombian Coffee

Benavides

Tasting Notes: Bergamot, Red Currant, Peach

Narino, Colombia

Tasting Series: Benavides Lot 2

La

Tasting Notes: Berry, Black Tea, Sugarcane

Huila, Colombia

Tasting Series: La Miel

Los

Tasting Notes: Lime, Chocolate, Panela

Huila, Colombia

Tasting Series: Los Alpes

Raspberry, Pineapple, Lively

Huila, Colombia

Bombe De Fruta

Lasso

Honeycomb, Orange Peel, Candied Lemon

Tasting Series: Lasso Geisha

Risaralda

Tasting Notes: Chocolate, Grapefruit, Honey

Risaralda, Colombia

Classic: Mujeres de Risaralda

Villa

Tasting Notes: Nutty, Chocolate, Citrus

Huila, Colombia

Villa Maria

El

Tasting Notes: Raspberry, Wine, Tart

Narino, Colombia

El Cajon

La

Tasting Notes: Berry, Plum, Brown Sugar

Antioqua, Colombia

La Claudina

Karimikui

Tasting Notes: Cherry, Rose, Lemon

Kirinyaga, Kenya

AB Karimikui

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Peach, Caramel, Floral

Huila, Colombia

TS: Ninco Pink Bourbon

Clabelina

Cane Sugar, Caramel, Chocolate

Antioquia, Colombia

Classic: Villa Clabelinota

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Cherry, Citrus, Floral

Huila, Colombia

Tasting Series: La Piragua

Las

Jasmine, Peach, Vanilla

Narino, Colombia

Las Mangas

Recolectores

Sugar, Mango, Floral

Narino, Colombia

Recolectores 2021

Classic: Mujeres Tolima

Classic: Mujeres Tolima

Stonefruit, Floral, Syrup

$24.00

Huilaclassic

Chocolate, Herbal, Citrus

Classic: Magdalena

Esperanzahoney

Tasting Notes: Strawberry, Chocolate, Floral

<b>Quindio, Colombia</b>

Tasting Series: Finca La Esperanza Honey

San

Tasting Notes: Apple, Peach, Floral

Cauca, Colombia

Tasting Series: San Martin Pink Bourbon

Classic

Tasting Notes: Chocolate, Cream, Citrus

Caldas, Colombia

Classic: Sausalito

Santa

Tasting Notes: Cola, Vanilla, Brown Sugar

Huila, Colombia

Santa Elena #1

Santa

Tasting Notes: Cocoa, Sugar, Raspberry

Huila, Colombia

Santa Elena #3

Pedregal

Tasting Notes: Berry, Sugar, Dense

Narino, Colombia

Pedregal 2019

Villa

Tasting Notes: Strawberry, Guava, Cocoa

Huila, Colombia

Villa Maria 2019

Recolectores

Tasting Notes: Apple, Citrus, Plum

Narino, Colombia

Recolectores 2019

Clabelina

Tasting Notes: Strawberry, Currant, Honey

Antioquia, Colombia

Villa Clabelina

Acevedo

Tasting Notes: Cherry, Caramel, Cream

Huila, Colombia

Desvelado Decaf

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Raspberry, Pineapple, Lively

Huila, Colombia

Bomba de Fruta

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Berry, Floral, Lime

Huila, Colombia

Pitayo

El

Berry, Dried Fruit, Stonefruit

Huila, Colombia

El Morro

Clabelina

Cane Sugar, Caramel, Chocolate

Ciudad Bolivar, Colombia

Villa Clabelinota

Santaelena

Cocoa, Orange, Floral

Huila, Colombia

Santa Elena #2 2020

El

Chocolate, Lime

Huila, Colombia

Classic: El Eden

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Chocolate, Berry, Sugar

Huila, Colombia

Classic: Pitayo

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Blackberry, Chocolate, Orange

Antioquia, Colombia

Classic: La Virgen #1

Narino

Cherry, Chocolate, Hibiscus

Nariño, Colombia

Quinua Bajo

Fruta

Milk Chocolate, Berry, Sweet

Narino, Colombia

Fruta Madura Collective

La

Orange, Floral, Papaya

Antioquia, Colombia

Classic: Virgen #2

El

Lemon, Bergamot, Floral

Narino, Colombia

MB3: El Paraiso Gesha

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Honey, Berry, Black Currant

Huila, Colombia

El Progreso 2021

Jhon

Black Cherry, Grape, Orange

Tolimo, Colombia

El Diviso

Esperanzanatural

Red Berry, Floral, Chocolate

Tasting Series: Finca La Esperanza Natural

Villa

Tasting Notes: Rose, Black Tea, Peach

Huila, Colombia

Tasting Series: Villa Betulia

Recolectores

Tasting Notes: Cane Sugar, Lemon, Delicate

Narino, Colombia

Recolectores

Villa

Tasting Notes: Nutty, Chocolate, Citrus

Huila, Colombia

Classic: Villa Maria

Bellavista

Tasting Notes: Peach, Nougat, Floral

Huila, Colombia

Bellavista

Yacuanquer

Tasting Notes: Plum, Rose, Tropical Fruit

Narino, Colombia

Yacuanquer Supreme

El

Tasting Notes: Chocolate, Lime, Sugar

Huila, Colombia

El Guamito

El

Tasting Notes: Orange, Dense, Sugar

Huila, Colombia

El Progreso 2019

Los

Tasting Notes: Blackberry, Cherry, Sugar

Huila, Colombia

Los Laurales

El

Tasting Notes: Tropical Fruit, Pear, Candy

Antioquia, Colombia

El Encanto #2

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Plum, Brown Sugar, Rich

Antioquia, Colombia

La Virgensota

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Grape, Floral, Nutty

Huila, Colombia

Porvenir

El

Berry, Dried Fruit, Caramel

Huila, Colombia

Classic: El Morro

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Blackberry, Orange, Honey

Antioquia, Colombia

La Virgen #1

El

Blackberry, Dried fruit, Peach

Huila, Colombia

El Divinito

Madrid

Apple, Strawberry, Mint

Gigante, Huila

Madrid #2

El

Plum, Fruity, Winey

Antioquia, Colombia

El Encanto #2 2021

La

Orange, Floral, Papaya

Antioquia, Colombia

La Virgen #2

Julio

Floral, Strawberry, Sweet

Nariño, Colombia

Julio Cesar Montenegro

Madrid

Apple, Strawberry, Mint

Huila, Colombia

Classic: Madrid #2

Recolectores

Cane Sugar, Mango, Floral

Narino, Colombia

Classic: Recolectores 2021

El

Cranberry, Sugar, Spice

Huila, Colombia

El Triunfo

El

Floral, Lime, Strawberry

Antioquia, Colombia

MB5: El Encanto Geisha

Lasso

Honeycomb, Orange Peel, Candied Lemon

Narino, Colombia

Classic: Lasso Geisha

Santa

Tasting Notes: Cocoa, Orange, Floral

Huila, Colombia

Santa Elena 2020

El

Floral, Lime, Strawberry

Antioquia, Colombia

Tasting Series: El Encanto Geisha

El

Blackberry, Dried Fruit, Rich

Huila, Colombia

Classic: El Divinito

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Peach, Caramel, Floral

Huila, Colombia

MB4: Ninco Pink Bourbon

El

Cranberry, Sugar, Spice

Huila, Colombia

Classic: El Triunfo

El

Cranberry, Sugar, Spice

Huila, Colombia

Classic: El Triunfo

Fruta

Milk Chocolate, Berry, Sweet

Narino, Colombia

Classic: Fruta Madura

Fruta

Milk Chocolate, Berry, Sweet

Narino, Colombia

Classic: Fruta Madura

Huila

Plum, Raspberry, Syrup

Huila, Colombia

Classic: Buenavista