The Coffee Buyer’s Guide to Colombia

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Growing Regions of Colombia

CBGC 1.09 Chocó

Harvest: September–December (main crop), April–June (mitaca)
Elevation: 1,400–1,800 metres (4,600–5,900 feet) above sea level
Rainfall: 5,000–9,500 millimetres (197–374 inches)
Temperature: 23°C–28°C (73°F–82°F)


Chocó is sandwiched between Antioquia in the east and Colombia’s Pacific coastline in the west. To the north, the department borders Panamá and includes a strip of the Caribbean coastline. This region is one of the wettest in the world,