Colombia has been producing great coffee beans since the early part of the 19th century. During the last century, coffee has become Colombia's main export. The main coffee growing regions in Colombia are: Antioquia, Risaralda, Norte de Santander, Tolima, Valle del Cauca, Quindo, Caldas and Bucaramanga (where CoffeeBeanShop.co.uk's Colombian Coffee originates).
I’m quite nostalgic about this one. During a buying trip to Colombia, I visited a number of farms and met some great friends along the way. Whenever I drink Colombian coffee it reminds me of those few days bumping along in an old minibus followed by armed guards – a trip I’ll never forget!
This smooth coffee is rich and truly delicious and one of our top three best sellers alongside the Monsooned Malabar and Ethiopian Yirgacheffe.
Colombia has been producing great coffee beans since the early part of the 19th century. During the last century, coffee has become Colombia's main export. The main coffee growing regions in Colombia are: Antioquia, Risaralda, Norte de Santander, Tolima, Valle del Cauca, Quindío, Caldas and Bucaramanga (where Coffee Bean Shop Colombian Coffee originates).
One of the most distinctive attributes of a good Colombian coffee bean is it's body. It is rich and delicious, with a pleasant aftertaste that lingers. The flavour of our Bucaramanga arabica coffee is both full and complex, but with good balance.
WHAT YOU WILL RECEIVE
All of our single origin coffee beans are freshly roasted by us at our traditional family run coffee roastery in rural Kent. When you order online, you receive a bag of coffee that is very much a premium product, where the aromas and flavours will be exceptionally delicious and remarkably better than what you may be used to from the supermarket.
ABOUT BREWING THIS COFFEE
This coffee works fantastically well in all brewing equipment, including espresso / cappuccino machines, cafetiere pots, paper / metal filter brewers, and Turkish brewers.
Region - Santander
Growing Altitude - 1200 - 2000 metres above sea level
Arabica Variety - Caturra, Typica, Bourbon
Typical Harvest Period - September - December
Milling Process - Washed
Aroma - Clean
Flavour - Chocolate, nuts
Body - Round
Acidity - Bright
A smooth clean and consistent taste, bringing through hints of chocolate and nuts.
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Lovely roast, nice and smooth with a slight cocoa hint
Great personal message from Jenni also, very happy!Rating: [5 of 5 Stars!]By Andy Noonan
Date: Sunday 05 July, 2020
Coffee Bean Shop Ltd reply: Hi Andy,
If you're happy - we're happy! Thank you for taking the time to share your review, we couldn't agree more with your description!
Best wishes, The Bean Team.
Amazing! What a wonderful touch from my first purchase (it was actually a fathers day gift). I received the coffee in great time and it smelled wonderful when opening the box (mmmm). A great touch with the hand written note from Andy who thanked me for my first purchase and in addition, a 20% off my next purchase. Now to buy myself a coffee grinder so I can too enjoy the coffee in my moka! Well done Coffee Bean shop for showing how it is done. Virtual thumbs up from me!Rating: [5 of 5 Stars!]By Dave Farmer
Date: Sunday 21 June, 2020
Coffee Bean Shop Ltd reply: Hi Dave and a very warm welcome from all at Coffee Bean Shop.
We are delighted to read your review - thank you for taking the time to share!
Our Colombian Bucaramanga is highly rated by many of our customers, rich and delicious with Chocolately notes. What's not to love!
Best wishes, The Bean Team.
This coffee is superb! A rich chocolate flavour that's very smooth and not even a hint of bitterness at the end. It also has a slight sweetness to it meaning I don't even need to add my usual single teaspoon of sugar.
The beans arrived very quickly and were even roasted the day before I received them so you can't get fresher than that!
There was a personal note in the box from Andy which was much appreciated plus a mystery coffee bag to try which I very much look forward to tasting.
I'd highly recommend the Coffee Bean Shop on all counts!Rating: [5 of 5 Stars!]By Stuart Llewellyn
Date: Friday 29 May, 2020
Coffee Bean Shop Ltd reply: Hi Stuart,
Thank you for taking the time to add your review.
Our Colombian Bucaramanga is a long established firm favourite for both our customers and staff alike. Rich and choclately is exactly what you can expect to get - we're thrilled you enjoyed it so much :)
The Bean Team.
I think I've tried most of the single origin coffees and this is my favourite (along with Peruvian Tunki). If you like your coffee more chocolate than fruit you'll enjoy this. Great in bean-to-cup machine.Rating: [5 of 5 Stars!]By George Burrows
Date: Friday 22 May, 2020
Coffee Bean Shop Ltd reply: Hi George,
Thank you for taking the time to add your 5* review for our Colombian Bucaramanga. You are not alone - definitely one of our most popular single origins and perfectly desribed by you.
The Bean Team
Rich and delicious, we like it equally as a afternoon pick me up and as a morning cup.Rating: [5 of 5 Stars!]By Dominika Sierpien
Date: Thursday 12 September, 2019
I love good quality Colombian coffee and this is a fine example!
Beyond this, the Coffee Bean Shop is first class: the service is impeccable, the staff are lots of fun and the coffees are just superb!
There's nothing like freshly roasted coffee and the Coffee Bean Shop delivers everything that freshly roasted coffee should be!
Keep up the excellent work guys; much love to you and your coffees!Rating: [5 of 5 Stars!]By Alan Veale-Clark
Date: Thursday 28 February, 2019
I like coffees with a chocolately flavour and this didn't disappoin! Lovely, thick but smooth, full-bodied, chocolate-coffee!Rating: [5 of 5 Stars!]By stuart kester
Date: Tuesday 28 November, 2017
Really great Coffee. Ethiopian Yirgacheffe used to be my favourite, but the Bucuramanga is tastier, and less fruity/complex.Rating: [5 of 5 Stars!]By Mike Jackson
Date: Monday 25 September, 2017
Amazing fresh coffee that produced a nice crema, the coffee beans arrived very fast in small bags to keep freshness, would definitely order again ðŸ˜Rating: [5 of 5 Stars!]By Rhys Jose
Date: Friday 21 July, 2017
Wonderfully balanced smoother than silk coffee. I agree with the previous post that it can be a bit acidic if it's not prepared right, but that's not really the coffee's fault.Rating: [5 of 5 Stars!]By Jordan Forster
Date: Sunday 28 June, 2015
This is a lovely coffee when made right but can be a little sour if prepared wrong. I generally grind my beans on a cup by cup basis, and use only Vittel Mineral water for my brew. The Columbian beans produce a lovely smooth shot when done this way but I did on one occasion have to use tap water straight from the tap, and this resulted in quite a sour overbearing result that I haven't previously noticed with other beans.
That aside, these beans give a lovely smooth, tasteful brew. I'll definitely buy again.Rating: [4 of 5 Stars!]By Marc Butterworth
Date: Friday 22 August, 2014
Made with an aeropress, my first purchase from CBS as well. Absolutely lovely coffee, a hint of sweetness and no bitterness at all. Thick and lovely taste.Rating: [4 of 5 Stars!]By Bendik Langfeldt
Date: Tuesday 29 January, 2013
I made this with an aeropress, absolutely lovely. No hint of bitterness, thick and sweet. Lovely coffee.Rating: [5 of 5 Stars!]By Bendik Langfeldt
Date: Tuesday 29 January, 2013
One of my favorites there. Very balanced and taste.Rating: [5 of 5 Stars!]By Maksim Sharochenkov
Date: Saturday 19 January, 2013
Very enjoyable beans, full-flavoured yet balanced. Great for cafetieres. Would definitely buy again. Great service from the online store.Rating: [5 of 5 Stars!]By Graham wellard
Date: Wednesday 19 December, 2012
Rich balanced dark Coffee with soft chocolate taste and high Caffeine included , no high acid. Very nice for pleasant Arabica drinking.Rating: [5 of 5 Stars!]By Andrey Laube
Date: Friday 14 September, 2012
My first purchase from CBS and my first tasting of the Colombian Bucaramanga.
The last time I regularly ground my own coffee was well over twenty years ago while living in Putney and you could buy freshly roasted beans from a shop next to the railway station, unfortunately it closed down. The aroma from the shop was its best selling point and grinding coffee while it was warm, fresh from the roaster was an absolutely divine way of experiencing coffee.
Despite no longer having a hand grinder and using a blender to 'grind' the coffee, all I can say was the first tasting of coffee of the Colombian was pure nostalgia in a cup and purely based on that I would rate this coffee first class.
The aroma of the bean prior to grinding is wonderfully pungent and full. Post grinding the room is filled with a warm rich fragrance. I cannot rate this as I have only a twenty year memory to compare this with. I do say however - memories and expectations fulfilled.
I shall try and rate the other coffee blends and single sources from CBS. I have purchased a wide selection but I shall take my time and savour them as slowly as I dare - starting on the Brazilian FC Fazenda Sao Geraldo.
I use a large cafetiere and I like a strong concentrated cup of coffee so I probably put more coffee in than others would and use a medium grind (in my case 10-15secs on the blender)Rating: [5 of 5 Stars!]By Richard Jewell
Date: Tuesday 19 June, 2012