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Discover Colombian coffee

Colombia is known the world over for its delicious, flavoursome coffee. The country’s unique geography, mountainous landscape, and network of expert farmers all play a part in the creation of some of the world’s finest Arabica coffee.

At Nespresso, we work with the farmers on the ground to bring out the best that the region has to offer. Using traditional techniques that honour the history and culture of the land, and by implementing sustainable practices results in truly exceptional Colombian coffee.

But what does Colombian coffee taste like? How is Colombian coffee grown and harvested? And, what is the best way to enjoy delicious Colombian Arabica?

Read on to discover more about the people, the places, the techniques, and our delicious single origin and Colombian coffee blends.


How is our Colombian coffee grown and harvested?

High altitude locations

Unique harvesting processes - selecting only ripe, red coffee cherries

Longer dry fermenting process

We source our Master Origin Colombian Arabica from the high altitude, cold climate Andean slopes of Aguadas. Farmers in this region use a special late harvest technique. The late harvest method involves leaving the cherries to mature on the coffee plants for a longer time and individually hand picking them once they are perfectly ripe. The cherries are then de-pulped, the skins are removed and they are fermented.

The unique, high altitude growing environment in Aguadas and a longer fermentation process results in a rich, fruity taste profile. Our skilled partner farmers use their expert touch, and years of experience to pinpoint the optimum resting time for the beans.

It’s these growing and harvesting techniques that give our Master Origin Colombian coffee and Colombian coffee blends their deliciously distinctive flavour.

What does Colombian coffee taste like?

Colombia’s fine washed Arabica coffee has a fine acidity and lots of fruit notes, which is why we use Colombian Arabicas in so many of our coffees.

Colombian Coffee beans

Master Origin - single origin Colombian Coffee

We’ll take you on an adventure to Colombia and back.

Taste the misty mountainous landscape from which we source our beans and indulge in the fruity flavours that come to life with every sip.


- Fruity and vibrant - intensity 6

Taste the lively acidity and the burst of winey red fruit aromas that comes from those coffee farmers who dared to wait longer before harvesting their crop.


- Fruity and winey - intensity 5

Master Origin Colombia washed Arabica has the satisfying taste of a juicy, fruity washed Colombian coffee. You may pick up hints of candied apple and red berry notes in this sweet and winey Vertuo coffee.

Vertuo Colombian coffee blends

Alto Dolce

Soft and mellow notes define this mildly roasted pure Arabica blend. At first, caramel and sweet toasted bread aromas appear, setting the pace for the aromatic profile, while the blending of three Latin American coffees reinforce the blend’s smoothness and overall balance.

Original Colombian coffee blends

Linizio Lungo

Arabicas from Colombia and Brazil that go into making Linizio Lungo are handpicked. Treated differently, our Colombian Arabica beans are fermented with their mucilage and are washed afterwards while the Brazil Bourbon beans are washed, then depulped, and dried in the sun with their mucilage.

Ispirazione Ristretto Italiano

This blend combines the best East African and South American Arabicas. It contains the great, lightly acidic Kenyan Arabicas and a touch of Robusta for added zing. The slow split roasting of the beans creates a contrasting bouquet, bringing together subtle fruity and acid notes, with intensely roasted and chocolate ones.

Ispirazione Ristretto Italiano Decaffeinato

This coffee is powerful and contrasting with a hint of fruit. A selection of the best Kenyan and South American Arabicas are sophisticatedly blended with a touch of Robusta. Its finely ground texture creates an Italian style coffee: intense with a rich flavour and body.

Discover our full range of Colombian coffee blends

Colombian coffee: a sustainable process

In a country that has experienced years of uncertainty due to internal conflict, it is coffee that unites a network of farmers that are building a future for the next generation. Many of the coffee farmers who previously abandoned their livelihoods are coming back to the land to, once again, make great coffee.

Our Reviving Origins Program supports farming cooperatives, improves infrastructure and agricultural processes and has become a crucial platform for rebuilding and empowering many of the region’s farmers.

The program provides technical assistance, broadens farmers’ access to the global marketplace, and helps consolidate farmers’ work to ensure they can focus on what they love: coffee.

We have also expanded our AAA Sustainable Quality™ Program and invested $5.4 million into our pension scheme called the AAA Farmer Future Program. This program partners alongside Fairtrade International, the Colombian government and Blue Marble Crop Insurance and is an initiative that focuses on farmers’ welfare and future retirement.

Read more about our sustainable practices in Aguadas, Colombia.

Colombian coffee recipes

Looking for some recipe inspiration? We’ve got everything you need to make the most of your Colombian coffee.

Due Bianco

Try Master Origin Colombia washed Arabica coffee with milk - sweet and creamy caramel notes emerge in this Vertuo coffee with milk. Colombia Aguadas coffee makes an indulgent, milky and mild Due Bianco.


  • 1 Master Origin Colombia Capsule
  • 150 ml UHT Milk


  1. Brew the Master Origin Colombia coffee
  2. Pour milk in Aeroccino, close the lid and press the start button on the device.
  3. Pour generously hot milk on top of coffee.
  4. Enjoy your recipe

Passion for Colombian coffee

Enjoy all of the passion of Columbian coffee with this delicious recipe made with our Vertuo Master Origin Columbia.


  • 20 ml passion fruit syrup
  • 7 ice cubes
  • ½ a passion fruit
  • 1 Master Origin Colombia capsule


  1. Pour the passion fruit syrup into a large Recipe Glass.
  2. Add 7 ice cubes
  3. Add the squeezed pulp of the passionfruit – and its seeds.
  4. Brew the Master Origin Colombia coffee and pour directly into your unfolding drink.

Colombian Cappuccino

A classic coffee packed with Colombian flavour


  • 100ml cold milk of choice
  • 1 Master Origin Colombia capsule


  1. Brew the Master Origin Colombia coffee
  2. Heat and froth your milk
  3. Pour the milk foam on top of the coffee
  4. Enjoy your recipe

Ready to create your own Colombian coffee?

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