Colombian Bucaramanga 4.9 stars, based on 21 reviews
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By Lizzie Powell

Colombian Bucaramanga


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's Colombian Coffee originates).


Colombian BucaramangaI’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.


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.


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

Cup Characteristics

A smooth clean and consistent taste, bringing through hints of chocolate and nuts.


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Bucaramanga was my 1st purchase from Coffee Bean Shop. It is the best coffee I have tasted (and I have tasted quite a few). Rich, smooth and full-bodied with vanilla, hazelnut, and chocolate sensations that linger on the palate.
if you are an experienced coffee drinker or a newbie, try this one!
Rating: [5 of 5 Stars!]By Ian Forbes
Date: Thursday 20 May, 2021
Coffee Bean Shop Ltd reply: Thank you Ian for sharing your review of our Colombian Bucaramanga. You are definitely not alone as this is our most popular coffee and always my receommendation for new customers not sure where to start! Perfectly described by you, we're thrilled it hit the spot :)
Best wishes
Jenni & The Bean Team
Excellent tasting coffee that is definitely my new favourite. Will certainly be purchasing again.Rating: [5 of 5 Stars!]By Sean Ryan
Date: Tuesday 29 September, 2020
Coffee Bean Shop Ltd reply: Hi Sean,
Thank you for sharing your review.
You are certainly not alone, our Colombian Bucaramanga continues to be a customer favourite with it's rich chocolatey taste. We're thrilled you love it!
Best wishes, Jenni & all The Bean Team.
As a 'new-be' I have just received my first order of a couple of bags of 'single origin' coffee from CBS. I decided to open the Bucaramanga first.

I've brewed these beans (15-18g) in my Aeropress in both the normal and inverted methods. I've used a paper and a stainless steel (super-fine) filter. I have also made a cold brew through my Puck Puck.

I now understand why these beans are one of the best sellers. As stated, the chocolate and nutty notes are well pronounced, the coffee is clean and offers that subtle sweetness (which is enhanced in the cold brew).

The service from CBS has so far been exemplary.
Rating: [5 of 5 Stars!]By Ian Gunn
Date: Wednesday 02 September, 2020
Coffee Bean Shop Ltd reply: Hi Ian,
Thank you for taking the time to add your review.
You certainly can't go wrong with our Colombian Bucaramanga, always a popular choice. The notes are very apparent and however these beans are brewed, they really do offer a beautifully rich flavoursome coffee - we're thrilled you agree.
Thanks again for sharing your feedback, we really appreciate it and look forward to roasting for you again soon.
Best wishes, The Bean Team.
Our favourite Of the beans we’ve tried so far, beautiful at any time of day. Looking forward to trying more options, but they would have to go a long way to beat the Bucaramanga!Rating: [5 of 5 Stars!]By David Baxter
Date: Saturday 11 July, 2020
Coffee Bean Shop Ltd reply: Hi David,
Thank you for taking the time to share your review of our Colombian Bucaramanga beans! We are thrilled to read your comments - this coffee always proves to be a popular cutomer favourite :)
The Bean Teaam.
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 :)
Take care.
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.
Take care
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 😁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

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