May 29, 2024 2 min read

Colombian coffee beans are among the world's most favored. They are mainly Arabica beans, grown in the idyllic climate of the Colombian mountains. These regions of the country offer exceptional growing conditions that produce high-quality beans. Due to this, Colombian coffee was the second largest exporter of coffee in the world as of 2022.

Wanna know what else makes Colombian coffee so good? Learn about it all in this profile from Mystic Monk Coffee.

Origins of the Colombian Coffee Bean

Coffee was introduced to Colombia in the early 18th century by Jesuit priests. One popularly recounted legend has it that a priest living in the northeast of the country advised his parishioners to plant coffee as penance. From there on, many priests and towns found the country's mountainous environments especially fitting for coffee production.

Since then, Colombia has become one of the world's largest coffee producers. The majority of coffee farms are in the Paisa region, also known as the "Coffee Triangle." Its coffee heritage is deeply embedded in the nation’s cultural fabric. The diverse Colombian terrain supports various coffee-growing regions. Each one proudly produces beans with their own distinct flavors.

Flavor Profile

The flavor of Colombian coffee is as varied as the regions they're grown in. However, Colombian coffee is generally noted for its mild, smooth taste, silky body, and bright acidity. From the connoisseur to the average coffee lover, Colombian coffee is a delicious treat.

Tasters often note hints of caramel, chocolate, nuts, and fruits, with subtle differences shaped by regional microclimates. For example, beans from the central region are often described as having a more pronounced sweetness and a heavier body, making them particularly popular.

What MakesColombian Coffee Beans Special

  • Unique processing method: Most Colombian coffee is washed, which involves removing the cherry and mucilage from the bean before drying. This process results in Colombian coffee's notable brightness and fruity notes.
  • Meticulous harvesting practices:  Colombian coffee farmers hand-pick only the best cherries at optimal ripeness, contributing to their consistent quality and distinct flavor profile.
  • High Elevation: Colombian coffee producers grow from 1,200 to 1,800 meters above sea level. In this sweet spot of elevation, the temperatures grow some of the best coffee beans in the world.
  • The Three Best Coffees: Colombia's highest-quality coffee grows in three key regions: Medellin, Armenia, and Manizales. These regions are often labeled together under the acronym MAM. Among the world's best coffees is the Colombian Supremo coffee from Medellin.

Find the Highest Quality Coffee at Mystic Monk Coffee

Are you looking for high-quality fair-trade coffee beans or grounds? It's difficult to find from a wholly trusted source. However, you can trust us at Mystic Monk Coffee. We artfully select and roast the freshest, single-origin beans. We also produce our own special, flavorful blends to match your tastes as well as the season.

Browse our range of coffees and teas. Discover your next favorite brew today at Mystic Monk Coffee.