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Who we are


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We are Colcafé, we’re part of the Grupo Nutresa Coffee Business and share the higher purpose: “To build a better world where development is for everyone. We produce and commercialize roasted, ground, powdered, and granulated soluble coffee, blends, infusions, other beverages, and innovations, offering the market solutions and products focused on generating value, differentiation, and practicality for our clients and consumers.

Our brands, positioned in the markets of more than 40 countries, are proof of our commitment to the quality of our products.

We have 6 production facilities to serve different geographies: 4 plants in Colombia (Colcafé in Medellin and Bogota, Industrias Aliadas in Ibague, Tropical Coffee Company in Santa Marta), 1 in the United States (Cameron’s Coffee in Shakopee – Minnesota), 1 in Malaysia (Dann Kaffe in Johor Barú). This consolidates us as an important player in the global coffee industry.

OUR
HISTORY

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1919

Hipólito Londoño Mesa gets inspired to create Café La Bastilla on Junin Street, a mythical place for gatherings in the city of Medellín, founding La Bastilla Factory, a roasting plant that became the leader in the ground and roasted coffee in the department of Antioquia.

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1950

Industria Colombiana de Café is created thanks to the union of other chocolate companies.

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1959

Fabio Rico Calle joins the management board of Colcafé.

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1960

Industria Colombiana de Café was established and changes its address from Bogota to Medellin.

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1964

Starts coffee production of Sello Rojo in Bogota.

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1969

Acquisition of La Bastilla Coffee Factory takes place.

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1979

Santiago Londoño Withe assumes chairmanship.

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1981

Darío Montoya Londoño assumes chairmanship.

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1984

Launch of Bastiyá brand.

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1991

Launch of Colcafé decaf coffee.

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1992

Starts ground coffee export.

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1997

Launch of Colcafé Cappuccino.

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2000

Carlos E. Restrepo assumes chairmanship.

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2001

R&D and the Coffee Preparation Center areas were born.

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2005

Jorge Eusebio Arango assumes chairmanship.

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2009

Café Matiz brand was born.

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2012

Colcafé invests in Dan Kaffe (Malaysia)

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2014

Miguel Moreno Múnera assumes chairmanship.

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2015

Construction of the ground coffee plant at the Medellin headquarters.

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2016

Launch Capsulas Express Nutresa.

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2017

Launch of TOSH infusion drinks and Diversa brand.

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2019

Acquisition of Cameron’s Coffee.

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2020

We adapted ourselves to the new ways of working demanded by the Covid 19 pandemic.
Caring for the health of our employees and committed to country and world food supply.

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2021

We increased production capacity with the construction of a new ground coffee tower.

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