The Paths of Coffee: A Brief Economic History of Coffee in Colombia


  • MPRA Paper


  • This paper develops a brief history of coffee in Colombia identifying the processes of change in the geography and populations. From the eighteenth to the twentieth century, coffee cultivation represented the basis of household income. Changes in rural and urban culture of the nineteenth century were influenced by the coffee trade, likewise the fundamental transformations of the Colombian economy during the first half of the twentieth century. The Colombian economy and the idiosyncrasy of its people still depend on coffee, especially in rural areas and the Andean ranges.

fecha de publicación

  • 2011-09

Área temática

Líneas de investigación

  • Coffee
  • Colombia
  • Household Income
  • Latin America History


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