Coffee Growing Regions
Coffee plants enjoy the black volcanic soil on the large island of Hawaii coupled with tropical showers and cloud cover often in the afternoons making Hawaii and ideal location for coffee. Kona coffee is frequently a delightfully rich balanced cup of coffee.
Mexico has over 100k small coffee farms toward the southern tip of the country. Mexican coffee is used in many blends and higher quality Mexican coffee very often offers well rounded slightly sweet, bright cup of coffee.
The coffee industry has had its ups and downs. Toward the late 19th century the coffee industry flourished to be driven down by hurricanes and competition. Today Puerto Rico maintains a small coffee industry of high quality bright coffee with hints of fruitiness.
Guatemala's coffee is usually good quality with a rich flavor. Guatemala has a volcanic soil base similar to Hawaii producing a medium to full bodied chocolate hinted coffee at high altitudes.
Costa Rica holds in high esteem their reputation for some of the finest coffees. Costa Rican coffee is often medium bodied with a bright acidic finish. Costa Rica is one of the few countries that have invested into the technology and infrastructure of their coffee industry making their coffee processing state of the art.
El Salvador offers a fine coffee species referred to as Bourbon coffee. The Bourbon coffee is one of the most popular species of Arabica coffee worldwide.
Colombia is probably the world's most famous coffee producing country. Colombia works hard to maintain a high standard of excellence and is structured with thousands of small family ran farms. They produce mild, well-balanced and bright coffees with a nice aroma and slight sweetness.
Brazil is by far the largest coffee producing country in the world. With an almost unlimited amount of space coffee plantations in Brazil employ a large percentage of their population. Brazilian coffee is often mild and rich. The large land area of Brazil offers a number of different regions at varying altitudes to place farms for each type of coffee they grow.
Ethiopia, the birthplace of coffee, offers a remarkably bold citrus flavor. Ethiopian coffee is like no other in the world offering a very unique cup of coffee, flavor, aroma and coffee experience.
Kenyan coffee is often touted for its extremely dynamic full flavor. A hint of sharp, fruity acidity combined with a rich full bodied aroma and flavor make this coffee the perfectly balanced coffee with many subtle hints of flavors in each and every cup.
Sumatra, an island in Indonesia, is known throughout the world for it fine coffees. Indonesian coffees are known for their pronounced rich full-bodied mild coffees.
Vietnam has a rapidly growing coffee industry making it one of the world's largest producers. Small plantations in the south produce a lightly acidic mild coffee with good balance frequently used for blending.
Papua New Guinea
While Papua New Guinea is a small island in the south Pacific. It is an island with perfect growing conditions producing bright acidic coffee.