The Coffee Buyer’s Guide to Colombia

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Growing Regions of Colombia

CBGC 1.12 Meta

Harvest: September–December
Elevation: 200–1,900 metres (700–6,200 feet) above sea level
Rainfall: 1,600–3,500 millimetres (63–138 inches)
Temperature: 22°C–25°C (72°F–77°F)


Meta lies at Colombia’s geographical centre. Most of the department’s land is low-lying savannah, forming part of the Llanos Orientales (Eastern Plains), while to the south, part of the department extends into the Amazon rainforest. In the west, the department’s border runs along the eastern cordillera, and Meta’s coffee grows on the eastern slopes of the Andes.

Many people in Meta’s coffee-growing regions are members of the Nasa or Páez communities,