Colombia is the world's third largest growing country, producing around 11.5 billion bags which is 690,000,000 kilos a year and accounts for 17% of the agricultural GDP. There are over 550,000 coffee producers with 95% of them classed as small producers owning less than 13 acres of land.
Colombian coffee became well known thanks to The National Federation of Coffee Growers of Colombia's forward thinking marketing campaign in the 1920's to promote its exportation. Colombia takes pride in producing a high standard of coffee and is only a few countries that grows solely arabica varieties.
The country possesses three mountain ranges with perfect geography, climate and volcanic soil for growing arabica coffee and so produces a range of different flavour profiles but are typically medium bodied, sweet with mild acidity. The standard is for wet-processed coffee and sold by grade. Supremo being the highest grade, Extra the second best and also Excelso, a mix of the first two grades.
Find out how coffee is harvested and the hard work that the coffee farmers put into our lovely drink.
Read about what they do after the harvesting of coffee and the various processing methods.
Producing around 13 million bags (60KG) of coffee, Colombia is the third largest producer of coffee.
Not the largest producer with 0.5 million bags (60KG) but boy do they know how to grow coffee!
Guatemala produces around 3.5 million bags (60KG) each year and produces very high quality certified coffee.
The birthplace of coffee with wild coffees and a production of around 6.5 million bags (60KG).
The neighbour of Ethiopia yet with a very different flavour profile, Kenya produces under a million bags (60KG) of coffee each year.
Only about 0.25 million bags (60KG) are produced each year by Rwanda but we love Rwandan coffee.
With over 5 million bags (60KG) a year, India produces quite a bit of coffee and use the famous Monsooning processing method.
Over 6.5 million bags (60KG) are produced annually by Indonesia with some famous growing regions.
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