The Coffee of Colombia

By David Fletcher

For coffee beans, Colombia is paradise.

For coffee drinkers, it’s not far off.

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The combination of high altitudes, tropical climate, frequent rainfall and volcanic soils presents the perfect growing conditions for the region’s distinctively delicious coffee. Though Colombia is the third-largest coffee producer in the world, it is the #1 grower of Arabica beans.

Less caffeinated than Robusta beans, Arabica varieties produce a well-balanced coffee with mild acidity. This is due to a process called washing, which not only reduces the natural acidity of the beans, it also gives the coffee a richer, stronger aroma. And if you’ve ever enjoyed a cup of Colombian coffee, you know that warm, inviting aroma by heart.

 

Arabica coffee from Colombia is refined, but uncomplicated. Simple and balanced, it possesses a rich caramel sweetness and occasionally nutty undertones, along with a medium to full-bodied, creamy mouth-feel.

Depending on which of Colombia’s three growing regions the beans originate from, Colombian coffee might display other flavor profiles, from the crisp fruit notes of Green Mountain Coffee® Colombian Fair Trade Select to the chocolaty finish of Laughing Man® Colombia Huila.

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