South and Central America are last to start growing the coffee plant. The best coffees from Brazil are sweet, mild and medium-bodied, with very little acidity. They are very popular in espresso blends.
Before 1900, Colombia didn’t grow coffee. By 1940, it competed with Brazil. The Colombian coffee usually originates with the National Federation of Colombian Coffee Growers, a nationwide growers’ cooperative. Colombian coffee tends to be well balanced in flavour, rich in acidity and full-bodied.