The Coffee Buyer’s Guide to Colombia

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Growing Regions of Colombia

CBGC 1.04 Boyacá

Harvest: October–December (main crop), April–May (mitaca)
Elevation: 1,200–2,200 metres (3,900–7,200 feet) above sea level
Rainfall: 2,100–2,900 millimetres (83–114 inches)
Temperature: 13°C–24°C (55°F–75°F)


Boyacá lies along the eastern cordillera of the Andes, stretching from the border with Venezuela in the northeast to Cundinamarca in the southwest. Boyacá is a relatively rural department and one of the poorest in Colombia (Sierra Roberto 2012). The department is one of Colombia’s main agricultural producers, but it grows less than 1% of Colombia’s coffee,