Colombia: Land of horrible coffee

Colombia: Land of horrible coffee

There are 14 comments on the Global Post story from Dec 22, 2009, titled Colombia: Land of horrible coffee. In it, Global Post reports that:

BOGOTA, Colombia In a clever TV spot from the 1980s, a waiter on the Orient Express runs out of coffee.

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#1 Dec 23, 2009
I cannot believe this article. I've been drinking Colombian coffee since I was a kid (I'm 45 now) and I won't drink any coffee if Colombia coffee is available. I typically drink store brands of Colombian coffee available if stores in the US. When I used to live in NJ, I would often buy a brand called "Eldorado" that was sold in Colombian stores in NJ. Unfortunately, here in western NV, there are no Colombian stores featuring products from Colombia. Until about 4 years ago, I couldn't even buy Aguardiente Cristal here. I had to ask friends in FL, NJ, and NY to send it to me. No Colombian restaurants here, either. Nearest is in San Francisco, CA (a four hour drive from here).

Milpitas, CA

#4 Dec 23, 2009
John not sure where you went for your coffee. I live part time in Medellin and have no problem finding a great cup. Just visit any of the Juan Valdez coffee shops. Same for Bogota.
I lived in Europe for 2 years and have been to Asia many times. IMHO the best coffee by far is from Colombia, and that includes enjoying a cup sitting outside one of the many local Medellin restaurants.

By the way- You can order the real stuff, Juan Valdez via the internet


#5 Dec 24, 2009
I now live in Colombia. Some regular coffee is OK. Special types/ beans etc more difficult. Juan Valdez not exactly gourmet but OK.

Go to:

That's in the States, NY. I buy a variety of tea and coffee from there. Excellent choice, inc Colombian, or blends. Take care Happy Christmas

Miami, FL

#6 Dec 24, 2009
I like the Peruvian coffee.
The absolute best coffee comes from different regions all over central and SA and depending on the soil rainfall etc. I would hate to have to make a choice of the BEST. The best coffees in the world come from this area. one area may have an el nino or la nina, season. In a city in the jungle I frequent arestaurante hamberguesa in the morning,they have the best coffee that I have ever tasted and rivaled some beans that I bought. Chanchamayo beans among others are bought and resold by processors who mix it all up with other beans, stick a fancy name on it. The good stuff you won't find on the shelf.

Miami, FL

#7 Dec 24, 2009

Talk about sticking my foot in my mouth.

change the subject, HO HO HO MERRY CHRISTMAS

Bellaire, TX

#9 Dec 25, 2009
Well you old gringo you. I recognize you from PBH and ColAmigos where you were the first member other than El Padrino. Happy Holidays to you.

Bellaire, TX

#10 Dec 25, 2009
Truly, typical Colombian humor! LOL!

Bellaire, TX

#11 Dec 25, 2009
Oh wait - I thought I was at the thread about the drone over VeneSuelta being "Santa Claus". HAHAHAHA

Miami, FL

#12 Dec 25, 2009
What's PBH and ColAmigos?

Bellaire, TX

#14 Dec 26, 2009
Gringo wrote:
What's PBH and ColAmigos?
You know what it is, c'mon now...

Miami, FL

#16 Dec 27, 2009
MDP wrote:
<quoted text>
You know what it is, c'mon now...
I know what WHAT is?
You have lost your marbles.

Thomastown, Australia

#18 Feb 19, 2010
Look, I agree. My experience was it's not the Colombian coffee itself, it's the preparation. 75% of places make coffee that is not comparable to coffee here in Melbourne, or many other places (Juan Valdez included!!) BUT, the beans or ground coffee purchased either in Colombia or exported abroad, when prepared by a proper barista, or even oneself, are brilliant.

At the end of the day its personal preference of course...

MedellĂ­n, Colombia

#19 Feb 21, 2010


#20 Feb 22, 2010
Hey you don't like the coffee, purchase it elsewhere. You don't need to knock it, now do you?

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