Colombia, the country where coffee grows, is spelled with two o’s. It’s not spelled Columbia, like the university at which Barack Obama studied, or the British place in Canada with the good weed. Get with it. We aren’t the grammar police—we’re not going to correct typos on your Facebook—but as this Wall Street Journal article explains, spelling “Colombia” incorrectly isn’t just annoying, it’s deeply disrespectful.
The coffee world is especially prone to this typo because Colombian coffees are as delicious as they are ubiquitous, rightly served high and low by coffee companies around the world. Some of whom, sadly, don’t always nail the two o’s thing. But it’s not just coffee making this mistake—below we’ll explore 8 of the most epic Colombian spelling fails in recent memory. Together, we can shame the wider world into spelling this important word correctly.
8. Lisa Ling totally gets it wrong on CNN.
7. Three Columbias. Three.
6. Not enough coffee at Columbia University?
5. I’m pretty sure they mean Colombia Excelso.
4. This one is kind of cute.
3. Available on Etsy.
2. Oh, Ozzy.
1. This make-shift drip tag tho.
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