Coffee came to Guatemala in the late 18th century, as with much of the Central and South American colonies. Cultivation of the crop began to gain steam in the 1860s.
Democratic Republic of the Congo is an interesting origin, just barely on the radar of specialty coffee. A long and established Robusta economy has been more prevalent in the coffee sectora. An emphasis on high-quality Arabica coffee is just gaining a foothold among producers.
Coffee came to Ecuador in the middle of the 19th century. The region is still the largest area for Arabica production, producing about 50 percent of the country’s Arabica yield.
Sulawesi is formerly known as Celebes. Coffee production was dictated by the Dutch East India Company. In 1750, the first Typica plants arrived.
There are more than 500.000 coffee producers in Colombia, 80% or more are having less than 3 hectares. Coffee is grown all over the country and is spread out in 19 departments (regions). Most of them along the three mountain ranges coming from the Andes in the south.
Coffee was introduced throughout Indonesia by the Dutch in the 1600s. It was first exported by the Dutch East India Company in the early 1700s.
Specialty coffees are often full bodied, sweet, with bright acidity. Coffees from Peru can both be a valuable single.
Burundi is a country with a turbulent history. The country has endured almost constant instability since its independence in 1962. There have been two civil wars, a number of coups and genocides. That have led the country to be largely underdeveloped and one of the poorest in the world.
Aside from Ethiopia, Yemen has one of the longest histories with coffee production. The region is largely to thank for the global spread of coffee both as an agricultural product and a beverage. Yet in recent years it has had a dramatic decline in both the production. Unfortunately, the quality,...
Brazil ‘s claim to fame is being the world’s biggest producer of coffee. Coffees from the Minas Gerais region is responsible for 50% of the countries production.