Colombia Comes to You

Colombia
Our Colombian coffee came from the Andes mountains and was incredibly mapley and smooth.

On September 1, Coffee World Tour subscribers will receive some of the finest coffee from one of the world’s most well-known coffee origins. Columbia is the third largest coffee producing country, right after Brazil and Vietnam. Over the years, they have put a lot of money into marketing. Remember Juan Valdez? He was a creation of the National Federation of Coffee Growers of Colombia. However, while the country is certainly home to good coffee, not all of Columbia’s coffees are outstanding. As the world’s third largest coffee producer, they also sell a lot of bulk, commodity grade coffee. We didn’t want any of that. As with all our coffees, we only considered high quality, specialty coffee that was ethically sourced. It took a little longer than expected but we found a beauty!

This month’s coffee comes from the region of Antioquia (anti-oh-kia), which is the oldest coffee growing region in the country. It benefits from the high altitudes of the Andes Mountains and air charged with moisture of the Caribbean Sea. Over the years, Columbia has experimented with new hybrid plants that in some cases produce more coffee or are more resilient to diseases or climate change. These haven’t always had as much complexity as coffees produced from older varieties like the cherries featured in this month’s lot, Bourbon and Caturra. This month, we’re bringing you a fantastic bag of classic Colombian beans, roasted for maximum flavor, grown in coffee’s traditional Colombian home using traditional plants. You couldn’t ask for a better way to get a glimpse of the country’s coffee.

Chocolate Bonbons

Flavor profile
rich and luscious
maple syrup, fig jam, chocolate

roast

Roast
medium

Process
washed

Altitude
1850+ meters

coffee cherries

Varietal/Cultivar
Bourbon, Caturra

Producer
Leonardo Henao
Los Palomos

Country
Colombia

If you want to be the first to experience this incredible coffee, and to try a new coffee from a differently place around the world every month, be sure to subscribe to Coffee World Tour before September 1.