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TLDR? There are many Medellin-based businesses, namely in the coffee industry, that have international operations.
The capital of Paisa is putting itself on the map by exporting the best products to other countries. Among them, coffee stands out! So if you leave Medellín for a while, you can still taste it in your coffee cup each morning.
Join me and meet the best Medellin-based businesses.
Who doesn’t love Colombian coffee? It’s delicious. I love doing my coffee tour and trying different flavors and textures in the coffee shops around town.
So I have made a small list to show you my favorites and the preferred brands abroad!
Besides natural coffee, Pergamino offers different presentations with fruity touches, such as Pompeya and Nariño, an exquisite mix including grapes and peaches.
There are plenty of options to go crazy for, though no matter which one you choose, the experience can vary based on body and grind type.
Pergamino also has some clothing and bags for sale with unique designs inspired by the coffee culture.
Whether it’s coffee or other coffee-related product, you always have the option to send the product as a gift with a nice message.
This cafe has an international history. Its owners came from New Zealand with their roaster and mixed their talent with the best Colombian beans.
Now based in Medellín, in the Manila neighborhood, Hija Mía is one of Colombia’s main coffee exporters.
If you’re no longer in Medellin and want to obtain their products, you can use their website.
Café Velvet makes its products with grains from Colombian crops, selling them partly in the stores of Paisa city, and sending another part of its grains to its roastery in Belgium.
Hence the motto: coffee with a Belgian accent. You can place your order on the website or contact them if you have any concerns.
I recommend asking for Puro Velvet or also for Fuerza, one of my favorites with notes of chocolate!
The strength of this paisa store is the online national and international sales.
Here you’ll find different brands with colorful and beautiful designs on their bags, offering preparations like:
And you can choose coffee according to the region where it was produced.
This little shop also offers coffee candies, coffee arequipe, chewable candies, and even panela powder, among others.
Perhaps you didn’t know, but Medellín also has its international coffee summit!
This international meeting aims to unite international suppliers to promote the coffee economy and exchange experiences.
If you’re interested in learning a little more about the global coffee economy, you can visit this event that’ll take place soon at the Plaza Mayor event center.
Medellin is a fashion house in Colombia. It hosts significant fashion events such as Colombiatex and Colombiamoda.
The events unite international brands wanting to expand in Colombia and Paisa brands seeking to open their way internationally.
The United States is among the countries that made the most purchases during the event.
Here are some of the brands that make international sales with paisa talent!
This Colombian factory has more than 100 years in the market.
Coltejer is the leader in fabrics not only in Medellín but worldwide. Recognized as the first textile company in Colombia, it’s a pioneer in making fabric printing in the country.
Its fabrics have been exported since the 80s. Over the years, Coltejer became the main supplier for recognized brands worldwide.
At present, it even produces some fabrics with fire protection and has added a line for the home.
You can easily fall in love with their products, for their jewelry is created from beads and crystals with geometric and colorful designs available for different countries!
Among earrings, necklaces, and rings inspired by Colombian nature, Bocanegra’s handmade and nature-inspired designs help highlight the beauty of colored people.
The brand celebrates the African-American legacy.
Even though their designs are feminine, they don’t limit themselves to genders, using male models to promote their products.
This quality handmade Colombian brand doesn’t yet export its products but has traveled the world with its customers.
This company is known for its backpacks and other travel accessories. You can look at their page and see the photos of the designs in different international scenarios.
Exporting the best coffee from Colombia isn’t the only thing that the city of paisa does!
There are also other drinks that you may have seen in supermarkets or stores and didn’t know were exported.
Tea, soda, and snacks are some of the products produced by the paisa brand. It’s one of the country’s most popular drinks, and you’ll find it in other countries such as Australia.
With different colors to choose from, Hatsu has a beautiful product design and presentation. It’s like love at first sight.
Infusions and tea could not be left aside in the international market. Evok has taken its brand to none other than Dubai.
This proud paisa store offers a mix of teas and infusions of all flavors. In addition to its list of products are also added coffee, fruits, cookies, chocolates, and honey.
The criollos products that grow in Colombia have been brought to the Arab country paying tribute to the ancestral Colombian products.
You can find their physical stores in Medellin at Enviado Mall, Oviedo Mall, and El Tesoro Mall. You can also buy their products in other cities in the country or through their website.
The flowers can’t be left behind!
The city of eternal spring doesn’t only receive huge profits from the flower fair but also receives money from the export of flowers grown in the corregimientos of Medellín.
The crops around the city of paisa are known for being the largest flower producers in Colombia. They export the product with the utmost care to countries such as the United States and Canada.
The biggest sale of flowers happens when the dates of romantic celebrations such as Valentine’s Day approach.
When you go to a shopping center in Medellín, you can go crazy with the number of brands and stores that sell different items but are mostly not born in Medellín.
Here you have a small list of the paisa brands that fight every day to stay in the market and one day become part of the list of exporters of the city of eternal spring!
With more than ten years in the market, you can find Wanitta stores throughout the city: at Laureles, El Tesoro Mall, and Envigado.
It has a modern, colorful, and Colombian style designed for women.
This brand has become renowned not only in Medellín but in the country for doing something different with its designs and respecting animals and the environment.
They produce shoes for men, women, and children, in addition to having a line of bags. Its materials are alternatives to those of animal origin.
Their style is urban and comfortable, and they manufacture from boots to slippers.
This brand stands out because its designs are artistic and colorful prints that tell stories.
Friki Freak designs t-shirts, jackets, scarves, and tights inspired by Colombian landscapes.
Website: F R I K I (@friki.freak)
Choosing the ideal decoration for your Airbnb can be frustrating.
Diamantina & la Perla is a Medellín-based brand with over eight years in the market. It has a great line of decorations, including furniture and lighting.
It stands out for the quality artisan work it offers.
You know that Antioquia has indigenous roots where ceramics and clay were used for the beginnings of creating pieces that are still preserved in paisa museums.
This paisa company manufactures designs for the kitchen, bathroom, and table, which continue a legacy of handmade pieces. They even hold workshops to teach how to make these parts!
Website: La Playa (@laplaya.estudio)
Why throw away clothes if you can reuse them?
This paisa brand is a second-rate wardrobe that seeks to create awareness and care for the environment through the vintage style.
Their garments are of good quality and come at affordable prices. Their clothes have a virtual sale for the paisas or the whole country.
Website: El Reuso (@tiroyreuso)
Medellín has also bet on fashion for pets!
This paisa brand intends to beautify the most common animals in the home, such as dogs and cats.
It sells harnesses, collars, and even bowls for pet food. In general, they’re luxury leather designs inspired by English fashion.
Medellín is more than a city full of beautiful places and charming people. It’s a city with talent and local wealth responsible for making itself known to the world!
Now you know some Medellín-Based Businesses and what you can find in Medellín beyond a good cup of coffee.
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