Traditionally, Colombia has been a premium coffee origin. Colombian coffees are appreciated for their fine acidity, cup mildness, excellent body and aroma. Whether as a single origin or as an important blending component for premium decaffeinated coffee, for many years now, Colombian coffees have been of special interest for the Coffein Compagnie. The idea of sourcing in Colombia directly has developed over the years. The coffee know how inside the country was a convincing argument that this idea would be served best by investing into a Colombian company, and in 2003, the Coffein Compagnie became shareholder in Compañía Nacional del Café S.A. (CNC).