Colombia

Larger Than the Flavour Wheel


SCA Score

83.0 - 88.5


Farmers

293


Price (USD/kg)

$5.02 USD - $25.31 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

  • CO-287

    Tierradentro Blend Washed - INZÁ, CAUCA Profilr

    CLEARPATH COFFEE (SUNTERRA S.A.S.) Verified Seller

    Origin
    Colombia
    Score
    86.25
    Process
    Fully washed
    Bags available
    300 X 70 kg
    Minimum order
    100 bags
  • CO-288

    El Puente Blend Natural

    CLEARPATH COFFEE (SUNTERRA S.A.S.) Verified Seller

    Origin
    Colombia
    Score
    87.0
    Process
    Natural/Sun Dried
    Bags available
    300 X 70 kg
    Minimum order
    100 bags
  • Spot offer
    CO-239

    Sevilla Sugarcane Decaf

    Café Colsuaves Verified Seller

    Origin
    Colombia
    Score
    83.75
    Process
    Fully washed
    Bags available
    6 X 70 kg
    Minimum order
    1 bag
  • CO-32

    Bahareque Torra - Norte del Valle Blend

    Cooperativa De Cafetaleros Del Norte Del Valle CAFENORTE Verified Seller

    Origin
    Colombia
    Score
    86.0
    Process
    Fully washed
    Bags available
    178 X 70 kg
    Minimum order
    20 bags

Featured producers

  • 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
    • Rainforest Alliance, FairTrade
  • Coffee Graders SAS

    Offered by Coffee Graders SAS Verified Seller

    We grow and commercialize the most exotic and unique coffees of the Tolima region in Colombia

    • Colombia
  • Hacienda Cafetera La Pradera

    Offered by Hacienda Cafetera La Pradera Verified Seller

    • Colombia
    • Con Manos de Mujer, Bird Friendly, Rainforest Alliance, Organic
  • Café de la torre AUS ( FELIX ALBERTO TORRES MORANTES)

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

    • Colombia
    • 4C, UTZ Certified, Rainforest Alliance