The Taste: Coffee from Colombia is well known around the world, and rightfully so. Colombian coffee has one of the most distinct and recognizable flavors. Described as medium-bodied and sweet, Colombian coffee can have a variety of distinct flavors that come through. This is determined by geographical area. There are twenty-two distinct growing regions in the country that can be organized into three main areas: north, central, and south. Impacted by elevation, climate, and the soil type, these areas generally produce some distinctly different flavored beans. Coffee harvested from the north has more body and is typically less acidic. It also has slight traces of a nutty or chocolate flavor. Coffee from the central part of the country is more fruity in flavor while coffee from the south is more acidic and has a stronger citrus flavor. When the beans are lightly roasted, these flavors will be more evident. In a darker roasted coffee, these may be harder to distinguish.