About the coffee region:
Colombia is the second largest producer of coffee in the world and the largest producer of washed and Arabica coffee. The coffee producing areas lie among the foothills of the Andes and the Sierra Nevada, where the climate is temperate with adequate rainfall. Colombia has three secondary mountain ranges that run towards the Andes and it is amongst these ranges that most of the coffee is grown. Colombia sits close to the equator and its mountains can reach altitude over 2,000.
In this large country filled with diverse landscapes, from rainforests to mountaintops, two coastlines you can find: Caturra, Maragogype, Tabi, Typica, Bourbon, Castillo, and Colombia Arabica coffee varieties.
Colombian high-altitude Arabica coffees have pronounced aroma, medium to medium-high acidity, medium body and fresh, sweet and lightly fruity flavor.
According to the Colombian Coffee Growers Federation, the Colombian coffee association, coffee provides 800,000 direct jobs across the country, positively impacting 563,000 families as well as the economy. Today, following unreliable weather patterns and a national program of plant regeneration, Colombian exports currently stand at around 9 million bags of coffee per year.