Colombian coffee grows in the moist, temperate foothills of the Andes, where the high altitude (1400 - 1700m above sea level) and moist climate result in a high quality coffee with a mild taste. Rich volcanic soils and sloping hills are naturally suited to growing coffee and the coffee is intercropped with bananas.
Colombia is the third largest coffee producer in the world behind Brazil and Vietnam. Coffee was introduced to Colombia through Venezuela, originating from the Caribbean Islands. Colombian is now the most widely drunk single origin coffee in the world.
Our Colombian Fairtrade is sourced from four Associations and Cooperatives in the south of Huila, the Asociacion de Productores Agricolas de Timaná, Occicafe, Café Belen, and Villa Esperanza. The Associations are made up of hundreds of small holder farmers, who on average have 3 hectares.