Coffee Growing Regions - Bean Belt

Where does the coffee you're drinking come from? These countries are the origins you're most likely to come across when enjoying your morning coffee.

Coffee Growing Regions + The Bean Belt

Coffee is only grown under certain conditions and in specific environments around the world. Most of the coffee you’ll come across in the specialty coffee world will be a product of a region within the “bean belt”. The bean belt is an area north of the Tropic of Capricorn and south of the Tropic of Cancer - with most of the coffee producing regions falling along or near the Equator. It is definitely possible to grow coffee in other regions but the majority of specialty coffee (Arabica Coffee) is grown at higher elevations in these areas. Some of the most coffee producing regions are listed here:

North America

  • Hawaii
  • Mexico

Central America

  • Costa Rica
  • El Salvador
  • Guatemala
  • Honduras
  • Jamaica
  • Nicaragua
  • Panama

South America

  • Bolivia
  • Brazil
  • Colombia
  • Ecuador
  • Peru

Africa

  • Burundi
  • DR Congo
  • Ethiopia
  • Kenya
  • Rwanda
  • Tanzania

Asia + Oceania

  • Indonesia
    • Sulawesi
    • Sumatra
    • Java
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Yemen
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