Culture and landscape of proud coffee farmers
Main producing regions
Huila, Antioquia, Tolima, Cauca and Caldas
Most cultivated varieties
Typical, Bourbon, Maragogipe, Tabi, Caturra, Colombia and Castillo.
Regions with Designation of Origin
Cauca, Huila, Santander, Nariño, Sierra Nevada and Tolima.
All year round
Traditional processing method
Annual export -60 kg bags-
Approximately 14 million bags.
All year round
1,200 and + 2,000 m.a.s.l
Beginning of coffee cultivation
ABOUT THE ORIGIN
Colombia is located in the northwestern region of South America, has an area of 1.14 million km² and is home to more than 50 million inhabitants. The country is divided into 6 regions, 32 departments and a capital district.
Colombia is the 3rd largest coffee producing country in the world, and coffee is harvested and exported throughout the year. 22 of its 32 departments are coffee producers in the so-called coffee growing regions of the country, which are the following: Antioquia, Boyacá, Caldas, Cauca, Cesar, Cundinamarca, Huila, Magdalena, Nariño, Norte de Santander, Quindío, Risaralda, Santander, Tolima, Valle del Cauca, Guajira, Caquetá, Meta, Casanare, Bolívar Putumayo and Chocó.
In June 2011, the United Nations Organization, Unesco, declared the Colombian coffee territory a World Heritage Site. The Colombian coffee axis is made up of 47 coffee-growing districts in the departments of Quindío, Risaralda and Valle del Cauca. According to UNESCO, one of the values that distinguishes the Colombian Coffee Cultural Landscape from others is that the culture and economy of this region have revolved around coffee for more than a century, for all these reasons. The Coffee Cultural Landscape is a unique region in the world that deserves to be preserved over time.