The coffee belt is located within the 23rd parallel north and the 25th parallel south around the equator.
Accordingly, the areas under coffee cultivation are located in tropical and subtropical regions and cover a total of around ten million hectares. The main areas of cultivation are Central and South America, East Africa and Southeast Asia.
The Arabica coffee plant in particular is very demanding and only grows and thrives if certain cultivation requirements are met. Brazil is by far the largest coffee producer in the coffee belt and worldwide. Due to the climatic conditions, up to 80% Arabica beans and 20% Robusta beans are planted in this country.