The coffee plant, especially the Arabica species, is very demanding and grows best around the equator. This region is also referred to as the coffee belt or the bean belt and extends between the tropics of Cancer and the Capricorn. The cultivation area within this belt is about 10 million hectares. Here the tropical to subtropical climate is ideal for this sensitive plant, which likes to be shaded and wind-protected. The ideal average temperature for growth should be about 26 °C and at a cultivation height between 800 - 2,200 meters above sea level.
The top 10 coffee growing regions
The top 10 growing regions in the world based on total coffee production are: Brazil, Vietnam, Colombia, Indonesia, Ethiopia, India, Honduras, Uganda, Mexico and Guatemala. However, there are many other cultivation areas within the coffee belt that produce exceptional quality coffees. As a company we buy coffees from Central America such as Costa Rica, Panama and El Salvador, from African countries such as Ethiopia, Kenya, Burundi and Rwanda, as well as Asian countries such as Indonesia and India.
When and where we buy our coffee is dependent on the coffee harvest calendar, ensuring that all our coffees are always freshly harvested as well as freshly roasted.
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