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Colombia

About Colombia

Colombia sits on the northerly point of the South American continent boarding Panama to the north, Brazil, Venezuela Ecuador and Peru to the South. It is a country of great diversity, both geographically, culturally and linguistically – it boats over 68 ethnic languages as well as Spanish and even English in one of the archipelagoes. Its land stretches from the Amazon Rainforest to the highlands of the Andes mountains. It is a large exporter of agricultural products, minerals and precious stones, exporting from two major ports – Cartagena on the Caribbean coast and Buenaventura.

About Colombia Coffee

Colombia and Coffee are almost synonymous. Once the world’s largest producer of washed coffees, Colombia has had to re-energise the coffee sector after a 2009 case of Leaf Rust decimate much of the production. Thanks to large investment in government run research stations, disease resistant varietals of coffee trees have been planted, and volume has increased from a low of around 7.5million bags to over 12 million in 5 years. Colombia produces only washed Arabica coffee, from three main geographical areas trisected by the Andes mountain range. Regional coffees have become increasingly popular and are demonstrable of the distinct flavour profiles available throughout the nation. Coffees are typically mild bodied (hence the categorising term ‘Colombia Milds’), with crisp acidity and citric sweetness. Some cooperatives and single estates are pushing the boundaries of typical production, experimenting with new varietals and processing methods to create truly exceptional coffees – many of which find themselves as competition coffee.

Our coffees from Colombia

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