Bean variety & origin 

Where does coffee come from?

Just as coffee is loved all over the word, it is also produced across the world in a very specific band of tropical regions that runs along the equator known as “The Coffee Belt.”

The two most important coffee-producing countries are Brazil for Arabica and Vietnam for Robusta.

Following these two are Colombia, Guatemala, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Puerto Rico, Cuba and Mexico on the American continent, and Ethiopia – widely accepted as the birthplace of coffee which produces an excellent quality of washed and natural Arabica – and Kenya in Africa in addition to Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda and the Ivory Coast, which are better known for their production of Robusta.

On the Asian continent, India and Indonesia produce both Arabica and Robusta.

The two most important coffee-producing countries are Brazil for Arabica and Vietnam for Robusta.

Different origins, different tastes

Most coffee-producing countries cultivate Arabica and/or Robusta beans and from these produce the more popular varieties including Bourbon, Typica and Caturra or other local varieties that are only grown in that particular region.

Ethiopia and Tanzania produce quality beans that are ideal for roasting specifically for espresso coffee. Coffee plants in Ethiopia still grow in the shade of tall trees in tropical forests and produce a coffee which in the cup is characterized by strong aromas of citrus and jasmine, flowery notes with a very sweet and pleasantly acid taste.

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