A guide to Colombian coffee


A guide to Colombian coffee

Mention Colombian coffee and it’s hard not to think of rich, full-bodied aromatic coffee beans. Colombia is known for its production of mild, well-balanced coffee beans and they’re a key flavour in many of Nespresso’s popular blends.

We’ve put together a guide of our Colombian coffees, to walk you through our blends, the aromas and the flavours with a Colombian influence.


Coffee beans – grown and harvested in Colombia

We grow and harvest our coffee in their countries of origin. It’s pulped, fermented, washed and dried in Colombia. The seed of the coffee cherry (called a green bean) is transported for roasting to Switzerland where it is blended and roasted to perfection. Finally, the beans are ground and encapsulated before they make their way to you.

Every Nespresso coffee has its own taste, depending on the blend composition and terroir. Terroir refers to the unique and differing coffee tastes based on altitude, soil composition, plant variety, temperature, climate and a range of other factors.

Did you know every Nespresso cup you enjoy makes a positive contribution, to sustainable quality coffee from farmers to consumers?

Our specially designed hermetically sealed aluminium capsules designed to lock in freshness capture the flavours and blends Colombian coffee is known for.

Discover Colombian coffee

Learn more about our range of coffees in our guide to Colombian coffee.

Our Master Origin Colombia coffee uses only high-grown, washed Colombian Arabica. Our coffee farmers who waited a little longer before harvesting their crop deliver coffee with lively acidity and a burst of winey red fruit aromas. Combine this coffee with milk froth and sweet biscuit notes emerge.

Nespresso Coffee Capsules

Master Origin Colombia – this blend with Late Harvest Arabica makes a delicate and creamy cappuccino. Combine with Colombian coffee with milk froth and sweet biscuit notes emerge.

Barista Creations Scuro – intense and roasted this balanced blend combines Arabicas from Colombia and Ethiopia. The beans are split-roasted in a contrasting manner to deliver an intense roasted coffee balanced perfectly with milk.

Ispirazione Genova Livanto – this espresso delivers the scent of freshly toasted coffee escaping from the roaster with caramelised notes.

Fortissio Lungo – Indian Malabar Arabica beans are exposed to monsoon winds after harvest to reveal a unique aromatic profile, with cereal notes. These are blended with washed Colombian Arabicas to provide intensity, texture and richness.

Linizio Lungo – the Arabicas from Brazil and Colombia used in this blend are handpicked. The Brazil Bourbon beans are washed, depulped and dried in the sun with their mucilage, longer roasting resulting in a darker bean with malted cereal notes.

Ispirazione Ristretto Italiano Decaffeinato – powerful and contrasting with a hint of fruit. A selection of the best South American Arabicas and East African Arabicas is sophisticatedly blended with a touch of Robusta. Its finely ground texture creates an Italian style coffee: intense with a rich flavour and body.

Volluto Decaffeinato – sweet and smooth. The Arabica beans from Brazil and Colombia are roasted lightly and separately to highlight their differences and reveal the sweet biscuity, fresh and fruity notes. The shorter roast allows the sweet biscuity notes of the Brazilian Arabica to come through.

Vivalto Lungo Decaffeinato – a roasted, lightly woody blend with sweet cereal and subtle floral notes from Colombian and Ethiopian Arabica beans.

Volluto – sweet and light, this capsule is a blend of pure and lightly roasted Brazilian and Colombian Arabicas. Sweet and biscuity flavours, with a little acidity and a fruity note. The beans used to make this blend come from small plantations known for producing very high quality coffee and are grown in respect of the local environment and traditions.

Try for yourself

Why not try one of our incredible Colombian blends next time you’re in store or placing an order online.

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