Who hasn’t heard of Colombia & Colombian coffee? Colombia is a vibrant country of colour, culture and history. Colombia is the second largest producer of coffee in the world and the largest producer of Arabica coffee. Read here to find out more about it.
In our coffee beans range you can find Colombia Nariño specialty coffee beans, using this most well known of coffee producing countries as our inspiration. But how much do we really know about Colombia and their passion for and history with coffee?
Colombia is the second largest producer of coffee in the world and the largest producer of Arabica coffee. They are well known for their high quality coffee and about half of their exports are sent to the United States. Colombia exports approximately 12.5 million bags (60lbs) each year and they drink about 2 million bags annually themselves.
Colombia only produces washed Arabica coffee. This means that there is a particular and recognisable style to all Colombia coffees. There are three primary varieties grown in Colombia: Caturra, Colombia, Castilla – and the coffee is referred to by the region in which it is grown. In fact there are many coffee producing regions in the country and two harvests – the main harvest occurs between October and January and a secondary smaller harvest between April and July. As a result, Colombia is very proficient in producing an abundance of truly delicious and sought after coffee.
The Bean Team