Colombian coffee is world-famous. If you are a coffee enthusiast, chances are, you have tasted Colombian coffee already. Colombia used to be the world’s largest producer of coffee, but things have been difficult lately with climate change. During the 2017-2018 period, 864,000 metric tons of coffee were produced by Colombia. Back in 2008 and 2009, Colombia was hit by heavy rains, and a disease known as coffee rust affected the coffee plants.
Production output was affected due to this and decreased by approximately 40%. Despite this disaster, coffee production in Colombia recovered, as new breeds of rust-resistant plants were introduced. The coffee flavor also suffered a change. Currently, Colombia is ranked second worldwide in terms of production of the arabica variety of coffee. Colombian coffee is exported to countries such as Italy, Germany, France, the USA, and Japan.