Coffee’s Third Wave Comes to Colombia

A new coffee zeitgeist is sweeping the South American nation, which for years has shipped the most prized beans beyond its borders. 

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Azahar

Single-origin coffees from Azahar are served with energy and enthusiasm by the baristas at the modern flagship café: A shipping container, which, as co-founder Tyler Youngblood points out, is usually used for transporting Colombia’s best beans out of the country. “It's meant to serve as a sign that Colombians deserve to drink the best coffee their country produces,” he says. The loyal clientele—a mix of stylish creatives and local office workers who regularly fill the café to capacity—would most certainly seem to agree.

Carrera 14 #93a-48; 57-1/703-4799; azaharcoffee.com.