Various smallholder farmers
Antioquia & Quindio
Washed / Sun Dried
Bourbon, Caturra, Typica
1500 – 2000 M.A.S.L.
September – December
Apple, Caramel, Chocolate, Tart Fruit
is the largest producer of washed Arabica coffee and third highest elevation in the world, after Brazil and Vietnam.
Annual production ranges from 12 - 15 million 70-kilo (154 lbs) bags, exporting approximately 12.5 million and locally consuming around 2 million bags. Colombia is very unique that is able to produce coffee all 12 months of the year due to it's range of micro climates and terrain. The flowering period is from April - October and the Main Crop harvest from September - December. The Mitaca harvest runs from March - June.
The primary varieties grown in Colombia are Caturra, Bourbon ,Typica and Variedad Colombia (resistant to leaf rust disease know as Roya). Colombian coffee is referred to by the region in which it is grown and altitudes range from 1,100 - 2,000 meters above sea level.