Of the two, Arabica is considered the richer bean. The Colombian climate and altitude favors the Arabica plant, and the estates here get a good yield of the prime coffee. Did you know, it is believed that a Jesuit priest first discovered the coffee plant in Colombia? Although, this only believed to be true because the first mentions of the coffee plant were found written in a book kept by a Jesuit priest, Jose Gumilla. Colombian coffee estates are generally family owned, and they occupy small land as compared to other countries. This is a boon in my opinion, the coffee is given more care and the bean is selected with more scrutiny ensuring the perfect coffee powder.
The key distributors or coffee lie in Bogota, Cauca and the 'coffee triangle’ of Caldas, Risaralda and Quindío