Uncovering the Gems of Texas: Plaza Colombian Coffee – Austin’s Havoc-causing Brew

Welcome to Austin, Texas, y’all! It’s our beloved capital that acts as a melting pot for everything Texan – heaping amounts of barbecue, two-stepping rhythms, cowboy boots, and the perfect sprinkle of ever-so-rich country music. But, let’s move away from the norm today. Let’s brew ourselves a conversation about something a little different, yet just as quintessentially Austin: Coffee. But not just any coffee – Plaza Colombian Coffee, an institution that immerses us in Colombia’s rich coffee culture, right here in Austin.

It’s Not Just a Café, It’s a Community

Ever driven along the bustling roads of Austin and spotted a uniquely endearing blue building standing out amidst the sea of concrete? That darling blue structure houses a piece of Colombia in Texas. A quaint café, Plaza Colombian Coffee, has been turning heads in Austin since its inception, thanks to its strong Colombian roots.

Maria, the visionary, has dug her heels into the heart of Austin to establish this café that runs largely on passion – passion for Colombian culture, their age-old traditions, their enchanting music, the lively aesthetics, the warm people, and most crucially, the Colombian Coffee that invokes warm emotions over casual conversations.

The Crown Jewel of Coffee: Colombia’s Finest

If you’re reading this, you’re likely a coffee enthusiast, so let’s talk about the bean of the matter. What sets the coffee at Plaza Colombian Coffee apart from your regular latte or cappuccino down the street?

It’s quite simple: Colombian coffee beans. Deemed some of the highest quality coffee beans globally, they’re known for their unbeatable flavor profile and consistency. Here are some reasons why:

  1. Flavor: Colombian coffee beans are truly a class apart, renowned for their pronounced acidity, medium body, and bright floral aroma. They offer a balanced taste, peppered with sugary tones and a generous dash of nuttiness.
  2. Climatic advantage: Coffee beans grow best at a higher altitude, and Colombia’s geography provides just that. Nestled amidst the Andes mountains, Colombian farms enjoy a stable climate year-round, with the right balance of sunlight, rain, and temperature. This creates optimal growing conditions that yield high-quality beans.
  3. Ideal soil: The Colombian landscape is blessed with volcanic ash-enriched soil — an ingredient that makes Colombian beans fantastic and contributes to the coffee’s distinctive taste profile.

Putting your hands around a hot cup of coffee at Plaza Colombian Coffee equates to sipping on a little bit of Colombia’s beautiful landscape and climate.

Step into Colombia: Immerse in the Culture

Plaza Colombian Coffee is more than just a café. It’s a snapshot of Colombian heritage transplanted to Austin.

Cultural Décor: The café’s vibrant interiors draw heavily from Colombian aesthetics. The space is adorned with traditional Colombian crafts and artifacts, lending an authentic touch. As soon as you step in, you’re greeted by the vivid colors and intricate designs emblematic of Colombia.

Music: The sounds of Cumbia, Vallenato, and Salsa, national treasures of Colombian music, waft through the air. No track will leave you sitting still! The lively tunes add a dynamic energy to the café’s atmosphere, allowing you to experience Colombian culture in all its glory.

Traditional Treats: A visit to Plaza Colombian Coffee offers the ultimate Colombian experience — A cup of the finest Colombian coffee paired with traditional Colombian snacks. Whether it’s the savory delight of Empanadas and Arepas, or the sweet tooth satisfaction of Pandebonos— you’re in for a treat!

Must-try House Specialities: Savor the Flavors

When you’re sipping on your caffeinated beverage at Plaza Colombian Coffee, you’re directly experiencing the richness of Colombian traditions. Each coffee recipe is a homage to Colombia’s diverse regions and their unique culture and includes:

  1. Tinto: This strong, bold black coffee in a small cup is a standard fixture in any Colombian household. A sip of Tinto in the morning is a familiar process of awakening for Colombians, and it’s the same for Austin locals visiting this café.
  2. Campesino: This is a sweet and salty blend of coffee, raw Colombian sugar Panela, lovingly topped off with a slice of cheese. The harmonious medley of these flavors makes for a memorable and delicious drink.
  3. Avena: To beat the Austin heat, this cold oatmeal drink comes to the rescue. Lightly sweetened, it serves up a refreshing treat that forms the perfect companion to the vibrant Colombian coffee.

Maria, the founder who single-handedly introduced Colombian coffee to Austin, ardently speaks about Plaza Colombian Coffee, “We’re more than a coffee shop. We’re home away from home for many Colombians. But we’re also a place where people from all walks of life can socialize, engage in passionate conversations, and feel inspired. Every cup of coffee we serve is a testament to Colombia’s rich heritage. It’s a microcosm of Colombian lifestyle right here in Texas.”

Join the Coffee Revolution: Visit Plaza Colombian Coffee

Deep in the heart of Austin, a coffee revolution is brewing. And, Plaza Colombian Coffee is its undisputed champion. Here, coffee is beyond a caffeine infusion. It’s an experience, a lifestyle, an exploration of Colombian culture and tradition.

From the shared laughter and cheerful chit-chat that infuse the café with warmth, to the baristas who greet you by the name — Plaza Colombian Coffee isn’t just a coffee shop. It’s a community. So, Austinites and visitors alike, venture beyond the usual and come experience this Colombian coffee wonder. Buckle up your cowboy boots, and plunge into a flavorful journey to the heart of Colombia, in the heart of Texas. And remember, whenever you return to Austin, home is just a coffee cup away at Plaza Colombian Coffee.

There’s a moment of joy in every cup of Colombian coffee at Plaza Colombian Coffee. Every sip takes you on a journey— from the magnificent hills of Colombia to the bustling city of Austin. Discover this gem of Texas and fall in love with the authentic Colombian experience waiting for you at Plaza Colombian Coffee. Unveil the magic on your own today!

Lauren Critzer

I was born in Charlottesville, Virginia and after college, I moved to San Francisco to explore new opportunities and broaden my horizons. I fell in love with the city's vibrant culture and unique atmosphere, but eventually, I moved again, this time to Austin, Texas.

As much as I loved living in different parts of the country, having a baby boy brought me back to my hometown in Charlottesville, where I now live with my husband, our little one, and two furry friends. I enjoy going to wineries, taking my pups everywhere, and spending quality time with my family.

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