Coffee has become one of the most popular drinks in the world. There are many countries that have their origins in coffee and the tradition of coffee drink. To fulfill the coffee demand, there are several coffee supplier countries. Here are ten of them:
Since 1830 Brazil has become the most significant coffee exporter country. They serve 30% of coffee in the world, with over 2,5 million tons of coffee. They produce Arabica, as big as 80% of the market. Brazil can be called the biggest Arabica exporter.
Brazil has soil and weather that are suitable for this plant to grow. Since the colonization periods of the 16-18 centuries, this country has been noted as a coffee producer. There is a plantation that is so famous, named Fazenda, that is located and concentrated in the northeast of Brazil. This plantation uses the traditional method to grow and process its coffee.
Vietnam is a country in Asia. This country has planted coffee since France colonized them in 19 century. This country only focused on Robusta plantation, but they serve as the first Robusta exporter with over 1,6 million tons of robusta coffee.
Vietnam has a traditional coffee-making methods name Vietnam drip. This drink uses a tool name dripper, which uses a metal filter in a cup. You can put a dripper over your coffee cup. Add some coffee powder to the dripper, press it with the second filter, and then add the hot water. You should wait for the coffee extract drop by drop. It takes time, but the extract is so nice and clean. You can add milk or other extra ingredients you want.
Colombia started to plant coffee in 1790 and exported it in 1835. Colombia coffee farmers know that great quality coffee comes from great care, so they plant, grow, harvest, and postharvest their coffee with high care. This made UNESCO agree to publish that some Colombian coffee plantations are part of the world’s heritage. You can find the plantation in Caldas, Antioquia, Risaralda, Tolima, Quindio, and Valle del Cauca.
Indonesia started to plant coffee since VOC colonized them in around 1696. In 18 century, the Dutch were the best coffee exporter. The plantation is in Java, Indonesia. When Indonesia got its freedom in 1945, the coffee plantation stuck. Slowly, and in 2000th, Indonesia has become the fourth in-line coffee exporter country.
Indonesia coffee is unique because it has so many tastes, depending on where the coffee is planted. The biggest coffee production districts are Sumatra, Java, Sulawesi, Flores, and Papua. Each of them produces coffee with an original taste that is different from other districts or countries. Indonesia also has Luwak coffee. This coffee has naturally fermented by Luwak, a wild animal in Indonesia. This coffee tastes so good that it has ever become the most expensive coffee in the world.
Ethiopia is the original place where the coffee plant came from. They still have the original Arabica coffee variety like limu, Harar, and Sidamo.
Arabic people have brought it to many other countries in their trips, including Europe. Ethiopia still has many Arabica species that haven’t been explored. Those wild ones named Ethiopia heirloom.
Honduras coffee is famous for its light taste, a little sour, and balance that is suitable for any kind of coffee blend. All of the plantations focused on Arabica coffee.
India has several coffee plantations, although this drink is not popular there. Indian people prefer to drink tea to coffee. The coffee product is planted for the export market.
Coffee is planted as the side plant of cinnamon and other spices plants. This makes Indian coffee has spices taste.
Coffee plants in Uganda came from Ethiopia. Although Ethiopia produces Arabica, Uganda mainly produces Robusta.
Mexico has produced coffee since 18 century. It started in Veracruz and then separated into Chiapas and other districts.
Guatemala started its coffee plantation in 1850. The government sees that coffee could be the best potential commodity to export from Guatemala so that Guatemala can serve its coffee to the world regularly.
The list above is only ten of many other coffee supplier countries in the world. As coffee demand has grown year by year, coffee farmers in the world can get the benefit while they can increase their product’s quality.