Coffee is the real cornerstone of Colombian economy and for over several centuries it belongs to the culture, folklore and history of this country. It is told that the crop was initially introduced in Colombia by the Jesuits, a religious order founded in Paris during the 1.500s.
On the three mountain ranges of the country, Colombian producers cultivate only Arabica coffee and the success of this variety is so great that by the end of 19th century it represents the main export of the country. Most of Colombian coffee is shipped to Buenaventura, to finally reach Europe through the Panama Canal.
Today Colombia is the world’s third largest coffee producer and its cultivation covers about 10% of overall Arabica production, whereas 20% of the production is addressed to domestic consumption. Anyway Colombian producers grow also other coffee varieties, located in the «zone cafetera», an area extending between three regions: Caldas, Risaralda and Quindio.
In this territory you can smell the unique aroma of coffee plantations, admiring the breathtaking panoramas that invite you to explore this amazing country. You may take a trip to theme parks or typical farms, where you get in touch with the hospitable local population, discovering their beautiful coffee plantations.
Colombian coffee is famous for its full-bodied, sweet, fruity and floral taste.
|BOTANICAL CLASSIFICATION||washed Arabica|
|BAGS||from 70 kg in juta or natural fibre bags|
|BLOOMING|| Main: from January to March|
Secondary: from July to September
|HARVESTING|| Main: from September to December |
Secondary (Mitaca): from April to June
|EXPORTATION||Year-round, since November|
|BOARDING PORTS||Buenaventura e Cartagena|
|PRODUCTION||10 milion of bags|