Coffee growing areas

Since the coffee plant, especially the Arabica species, is very demanding, it only grows in areas around the equator. This region is also known as the coffee belt and stretches from the 23rd parallel north to the 25th parallel south. The tropical to subtropical climate prevailing there is ideal for this sensitive plant, which prefers it shady and sheltered from the wind. The average temperature for ideal growth of the Arabica plant is 18° to 26° Celsius and the coffee cherries thrive best at an altitude of between 800 and 2,200 masl. Coffee that grows from about 1,000 masl above sea level is called highland coffee.
El Salvador | Central America

El Salvador | Central America

In a commercial sense, coffee was first grown in El Salvador in the 1850s. Since then, it has been an existential part of the economy as well as the mainstay...

Brazil | South America

Brazil | South America

Brazil - the largest coffee producer in the world Brazil was the largest coffee producer in the world for over 150 years. In this blog article, we take you on...

Indonesia | Asia

Indonesia | Asia

The export of coffee in Indonesia began in 1711 by the Dutch East India Company (VOC). It was at this time that the term Java coffee, still occasionally used today,...

Costa Rica | Central America

Costa Rica | Central America

Coffee has been growing in Costa Rica since the 19th century. After independence from Spain was declared in 1821, the government gave free coffee seeds to the population. 4 years...

China | Asia

China | Asia

Although China is known for its teas, the country's coffee should not be underestimated. In 1887, coffee came to China through French missionaries. However, it was to take many years...

Colombia | South America

Colombia | South America

Coffee first came to Colombia in 1732. However, it was not effectively used as a commodity until the late 19th century, when it accounted for 50% of exports. Colombia recognized...

Ethiopia | Afrika

Ethiopia | Afrika

Ethiopia is considered the birthplace of coffee - the Arabica Coffee plant. Today it is one of the largest coffee exporters in the world. The extraordinary fruity and floral flavors...

Honduras | Central America

Honduras | Central America

Honduras is the largest coffee producer in Central America. In 2011, Honduras produced around six million bags of coffee (one bag contains about 69 kg). More than Costa Rica and...

India | Asia

India | Asia

There is a myth surrounding the beginnings of coffee cultivation in India: the pilgrim Baba Budan came to India from Mecca via Yemen, smuggling seven coffee seeds across the border...

Kenya | Africa

Kenya | Africa

In 1893, French missionaries from Reunion Island need the first coffees to Kenya. In the 1950s, the Agricultural Act (Swynnerton Plan) was passed, which aimed to intensify the development of...

Mexico | North America

Mexico | North America

Mexico is currently one of the ten largest coffee producers in the world. But it wasn't always this way, because it wasn't until the end of the Mexican Revolution in...

Nicaragua | Central America

Nicaragua | Central America

In 1790, Catholic missionaries brought the first coffee to Nicaragua. 50 years later, its economic relevance increased due to international demand. This is mainly due to the period between 1880...

Panama | Central America

Panama | Central America

Coffee plants arrived in Panama at the end of the 19th century with the first European settlers. Over time, especially the demand for the high quality specialty coffees has grown...

Papua New Guinea | Oceania

Papua New Guinea | Oceania

Coffee cultivation in Papua New Guinea began in the 1890s, but was not seen as economically relevant at that time. In the 1950s, infrastructure was developed to facilitate the transportation...

Guatemala | Central America

Guatemala | Central America

There is evidence that coffee was grown in Guatemala before 1747. But it was not until 1856 that cultivation became relevant, when the invention of chemical dyes reduced the demand...

Peru | South America

Peru | South America

Peru is currently number 9 coffee growing country in the world and number 1 in organic coffee exports. The first coffee arrived in Peru between 1740 and 1760 and was...

Rwanda | Africa

Rwanda | Africa

Known as the 'land of a thousand hills', Rwanda offers the perfect climatic conditions for bloody good coffee. Rwanda was also the only African country to have the honor of...

Timor-Leste | Asia

Timor-Leste | Asia

Timor-Leste is not only the 1st country to gain independence in the 21st century after a turbulent past, but also an excellent coffee growing country. Coffee has been grown and...

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