Colombian coffee beans by Espresso Messo

Colombian Coffee Beans and their History

Colombian coffee beans are held in high regard in the coffee world...

But why are Colombian beans so special?

Colombia has coffee running through its veins. The location so close to the equator it is perfect for growing coffee. From their dedication to a sustainable future to the UNESCO status, there's no doubting the commitment the country has to coffee. But interestingly enough, Colombia has quite a young relationship with coffee when comparing to other countries that are known for their coffee.

Colombia coffee farm

The story goes that Colombia's introduction to the world of coffee came from Dutch Jesuit missionaries in the 18th century. Coffee was initially planted in the north east mountains and then spread throughout the country until family farms started to gain an income from farming it. By the start of the 20th century the country had concreted itself as one of the largest coffee exporters in the world.

Let us know if you'd like to learn more about the history of coffee in Colombia! Our fresh Espresso Messo Colombian coffee is grown in Medellin. It is of the Caturra, Typica and Bourbon varieties, and is chocolatey and nutty. It's a delicious mild coffee as a filter and sweet and slightly bright as an espresso.

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