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Global Coffee Growing Regions

The Bean Belt

 

The Bean Belt

From the humble origins of Africa, coffee cultivation wandered east and west, eventually forming a belt roughly bounded by the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn.

Growing regions typically offer moderate sunshine and rain, steady temperatures around 70ºF and rich, porous soil. In return the delicate tree yields beans that are an economic mainstay for dozens of countries and about 25 million people. Among natural commodities, coffee has a monetary value surpassed only by oil.

Top 10 Coffee Growing Countries: (October 2014)
1. Ethiopia
2. Kenya
3. Colombia
4. Guatemala
5. Costa Rica
6. Honduras
7. Indonesia
8. Rwanda
9. Panama
10. United States (Hawaii)

Source: The Top 10 Growing Countries in the World” by Dan Gentile