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Origins Coffee-Producing Countries;
Today Brazil is responsible for about a third of all coffee production, making it by far the heavyweight champion of the coffee-producing world. Though many connoisseurs believe that Brazil’s emphasis on quantity takes a toll on quality, many also praise the devastating 1975 frost, in particular, was a boon to other coffee-growing countries. country’s finer varieties. Brazil is the only high-volume producer subject to frost. The Two 1994 frosts raised prices worldwide.Notable Beans: Bahia, Bourbon Santos
Colombia is the only South American country with both Atlantic and Pacific ports—an invaluable aid to shipping. The crop’s economic importance is such that all cars entering Colombia are sprayed for harmful bacteria. Colombia’s origins coffee grows in the moist, temperate foothills of the Andes, where the combination of high altitude and moist climate makes for an especially mild cup.Notable Beans: Medellin, Supremo, Bogotá
The Dutch unwittingly gave coffee a nickname in the late 17th century, when they began the first successful European coffee plantation on their island colony of Java (now part of Indonesia). Top-grade Arabicas are still produced on Java as well as on Sumatra, Sulawesi, and Flores, but the Indonesianarchipelago is most notable as the world’s largest producer of robusta beans.
Notable Beans: Java, Sumatra, Sulawesi (Celebes)
Coffee came to Mexico from Antilles at the end of the 18th century, but was not exported in great quantities until the 1870s. Today approximately 100,000 small farms generate most Mexican coffee, and most of the beans come from the south. Mexico is the largest source of U.S. coffee imports.Notable Beans: Altura, Liquidambar MS, Pluma Coixtepec
The natural home of the arabica tree and the setting for most of origins coffee legends, Ethiopia is Africa’s top arabica exporter and leads the continent in domestic consumption. About 12 million Ethiopians make their living from origins coffee, whose name is said to be a derivation of “Kaffa,” the name of an Ethiopian
province.Notable Beans: Harrar, Sidamo, Yirgacheffe
According to legend, India is the birthplace of coffee cultivation east of Arabia. Today coffee production is under the strict control of the Indian Coffee Board, which some say reduces economic incentive and thereby lowers quality.Notable Beans: Mysore, Monsooned Malabar
German immigrants initiated serious coffee cultivation in Guatemala in the 19th century. Today the country’s high-grown beans, particularly those grown on the southern volcanic slopes, are among the world’s best origins coffee.Notable Beans: Atitlan, Huehuetenango
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