The Best Coffeehouses in Bogotá

Coffee Beans | ©Negative Space/Pexels
Coffee Beans | ©Negative Space/Pexels
Photo of Anny Wooldridge
22 May 2017

One of Colombia’s main world exports is coffee, shipped all over the world and grown from the seed in Colombia’s famous coffee triangle. Colombia produces great coffee in many varieties – the country is the third highest producer of coffee in the world, producing over 11.5 million bags for exporting each year. Along with Colombia’s coffee export the country also keeps a large amount of coffee within its borders, producing excellent coffee shops and houses, as well as named brands such as O.M.A. and Juan Valdez. Here are the best coffeehouses in Bogotá.

Azahar Café

Cafe, Coffee Shop, Coffee, Tea , Vegan, Vegetarian, South American, $$$
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Azahar Café 93, Bogotá
Azahar Café 93, Bogotá | © Pixabay

Located in Bogotá’s famous Park 93, Azahar works directly with coffee farms and associations in the coffee region and Armenia to deliver great coffee to its Bogotá customers. Azahar has a large variety of coffee flavors from different regions all over Colombia (Nariño, Antioquia, Huila and Quindío), allowing customers to choose their favorite coffee varieties. Azahar also allows customers to pick their own coffee preparation methods, or how they want their coffee brewed. Azahar is a great place to sample coffee, learn about how it’s produced or just enjoy a freshly brewed cup outside their shipping container café in Park 93.

Café Culture

Cafe, South American, $$$
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Located in Bogotá’s Chapinero neighborhood, Café Culture is a coffeehouse located inside a recycled container, this environment makes for a great place to drink a cup of fresh coffee. Café Culture strives to provide aid and business to coffee farmers located in conflict or high-risk areas of the country. Within the coffee shop customers can learn all about the coffee farms, the process from seed to cup and how Colombia is striving to create a sustainable and organic coffee industry.

Varietale

Cafe, South American, $$$
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Located close to Bogotá’s University district, Varietale is designed to mimic a traditional coffeehouse from Colombia’s coffee region, painted in typical colors and containing typical furniture. This coffeehouse offers an educational tour about coffee production from seed to cup, with explanations of the different regions and a chance to sample different coffee types. Varietale is a local hangout for University students as well as professionals looking to take a break. The most unique part of this coffee shop is that with every purchase an information sheet is given to the customer, detailing the coffee’s origin and how it arrived in the shop.

Amor Perfecto

Cafe, South American, $$$
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Amor Perfecto, Bogota | © kerryrMD2014 / Flickr

Also located in Chapinero, Amor Perfecto is a coffeehouse that contains a coffee laboratory, which can been seen from the shop. Behind this window customers can take the opportunity to participate in workshops or coffee tastings. Amor Perfecto is a coffee pioneer, transferring coffee preparation techniques and bringing regional coffee into the city from the farms. Amor Perfecto offers a range of coffee from a variety of regions in Colombia, varying in taste and preparation. Amor Perfecto also produces its own coffee which is available to purchase from the coffee shop. Visiting this coffeehouse isn’t just about sampling high quality coffee, it’s the whole experience, learning about the coffee and witnessing the award-winning baristas at work.

Bourbon Coffee Roasters

Cafe, South American, Pastries, $$$
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Coffee preparation at Bourbon Coffee Roasters, Bogota | © Juan Carlos Pachón / Flickr

Tucked away in the middle of Chapinero is a sleek wooden coffeehouse with a slight modern inflect – this tranquil coffeehouse has big, comfortable chairs for customers to relax in. Bourbon has a large range of coffees from all over Colombia, a variety of preparation methods and even a coffee cocktail list for the adventurous. Bourbon has friendly and knowledgeable staff who will be able to help customers with their coffee choices.

El Altillo

Bar, Cafe, South American, Wine, Beer, Pub Grub, Cocktails, $$$
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Located in the colonial area of Usaquén, El Altillo is an extraordinary coffeehouse, filled with garden furniture and bean-bags and a large variety of coffee types, varying in origin from around Colombia. This social and chic hangout attracts a large number of people to visit for a great cup of coffee, especially on Sunday mornings. El Altillo has also created various food products containing coffee, such as coffee cake and other home baked products.