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Medellin coffee bean harvest

Listed under Harvests & Food Festivals in South America.

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  • Photo of Medellin coffee bean harvest
  • Photo of Medellin coffee bean harvest
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In the past decade this beautiful South American country has seen a boom in its tourism industry. Visitors have discovered the native attractions of its extensive mountains, areas of the Amazon Basin, and close Caribbean and Pacific coastlines. Recently though another attraction has had travellers visiting from all over - the traditional coffee bean plantations of Columbia.

There are two main coffee-growing regions in this country. The central region stretches through Medellin, Armenia, and Manizales (easily nicknamed MAM). These beans produce a heavy body, rich flavour and a fine, balanced acidity. The eastern region is the more mountainous region between Bogotá and Bucaramanga. These coffees are even richer and heavier but have a less acidic taste.

Tours are unique for each coffee farm if you decide to visit because each farm has its own way of collecting and preparing the coffee beans. There are two harvests per year, one during October and November and one during April and May.  Each coffee harvest lasts between four and eight weeks. Visitors have the chance to roast beans and have a go at making their own premium coffee. The area around the coffee plantations is one of great scenic beauty, so it's a good place to head to if you want to get off the beaten track.


Written by  Allison Hansen.

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We cant collect the 100% coffee bean grind from the market but can collect the high-quality coffee shed. If we can make coffee from this quality coffee shed, then it will be the better coffee and more healthy. For this, we need the best coffee grinder and coffee maker. I have seen the better and powerful coffee maker and grinder on

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