Larger Than the Flavour Wheel

SCA Score

79.0 - 89.5



Price (USD/kg)

$5.26 USD - $56.96 USD

Country Profile

Colombia is the third-largest producer of coffee in the world and the largest producer of washed Arabica. Currently, up to 40% of the country’s exports are traded as specialty translating into better prices for growers. Colombia is also a big producer of certified coffees, especially Fairtrade and Organic. 

Unlike other origins, Colombia has two peak harvest seasons due to two dry and two wet seasons. The main harvest period goes from October to December and produces around 60% of the year’s coffee. The remaining 40% is produced from April to June, a crop referred to as mitaca

The Northern departments of Santander and Magdalena, however, have only one season, which goes from around October to January.

In the Cup

In the cup, Colombian coffees present chocolatey and caramelly notes with a rich mouthfeel. Washed coffees are overall cleaner, lighter and more acidic than standard Brazilian or Peruvian coffees and historically have been chosen due to higher quality. 

Now that every country is diversifying their processing methods, Colombian coffees can contain the entire flavour wheel. Clean and bright, they can be fruity and winey (like an Anaerobic Tabi from the North) or floral and citrusy (like a Washed Castillo from the Coffee Axis). 

Algrano in Colombia

Algrano has developed a strong network of partners in Colombia during multiple visits of our team to the country. On these trips, we were able to meet like-minded growers and cooperatives focused on quality and also innovation. 

Slowly, these partners have become better and better at marketing their coffees through the platform, offering coffees that have proved to be favourites to many roasters and their customers.

Our partners are based in three departments of the EJE Cafetero, the biggest production region in the country: Caldas, Risaralda and Quindío. The North of Valle del Cauca, which borders Quindío, is the home of Cafenorte, one of our key allies in consolidating containers and who can offer exporting services to producers in other parts of the country. 

Algrano also has partners in Cauca, Tolima, Huila, Santander and Magdalena. The last two departments are based in the North of Colombia, where coffee was first introduced as a commercial crop in the country. 

Together, these producers offer a wide variety of coffees from blenders to high-end micro-lots and from chocolatey full-bodied cups to citric and fruity profiles.

Featured coffees

  • Samples in stock

    Sevilla Sugarcane Decaf

    Café Colsuaves Verified Seller

    • Colombia
    • Fully washed
    • 83.75 points
  • Samples in stock

    Oscar's Citric Punch - Washed Castillo Organic

    Hacienda Cafetera La Pradera Verified Seller

    • Colombia
    • Fully washed
    • 85.0 points
  • Samples in stock

    Tierradentro Blend Washed - INZÁ, CAUCA Profilr


    • Colombia
    • Fully washed
    • 86.25 points
  • Samples in stock

    El Puente Blend Natural


    • Colombia
    • Natural/Sun Dried
    • 87.0 points

Featured producers

  • Samples in stock

    Cooperativa De Cafetaleros Del Norte Del Valle CAFENORTE

    Offered by Cooperativa De Cafetaleros Del Norte Del Valle CAFENORTE Verified Seller

    Very close to Algrano. Consistent certified coffee

    • Colombia
    • FairTrade
  • Coffee Graders SAS

    Offered by Coffee Graders SAS Verified Seller

    We Produce Unique & Exotic coffees

    • Colombia
  • Own profile

    Hacienda Cafetera La Pradera

    Single farm

    • Colombia
    • 8 Lots Available
    • Organic, Rainforest Alliance, Bird Friendly, Con Manos de Mujer
  • Samples in stock

    Café de la Torre AUS

    Offered by Café de la torre AUS ( FELIX ALBERTO TORRES MORANTES) Verified Seller

    Helping Colombian farmers do direct trade

    • Colombia