The Coffee Buyer’s Guide to Colombia

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Growing Regions of Colombia

CBGC 1.07 Casanare

Harvest: October–January
Elevation: 600–1,800 metres (2,000–5,900 feet) above sea level
Rainfall: 1,800–2,200 millimetres (71–87 inches)
Temperature: 19°C–27°C (66°F–81°F)


Casanare lies at the heart of the Llanos Orientales (Eastern Plains), the large savannah that covers much of the Orinoco river basin. The low-lying land in this region is traditionally known for cattle and rice farming. Oil deposits were discovered in the 1990s, and Casanare has since become Colombia’s biggest oil producer.