Coffee is arguably the world’s favorite drink. This caffeine-infused beverages wakes many of us from slumber and is part of our integral morning routine on a day-to-day basis.
So, which countries do we have to thank for our daily cup of joe? Here are the world’s top-producing coffee exporters on an annual basis.
Brazil, which is South America’s largest country, is the world’s leading producer of coffee. In fact, over a third of the world’s coffee is grown and harvested here! Most of it is grown in the inland southeast region of the country.
Asia’s leading coffee producer is this Southeast Asian country that churns out massive quantities of the coffee bean. Vietnamese coffee is generally of the more bitter and less acidic robusta variety, differentiating it from the Arabica beans that dominate worldwide.
Colombia comes in third place in the ranking and is known for producing some of the world’s best coffee beans. The Eje Cafetero, which is located in the lower altitudes of the Andes Mountain range, is the center of production.
Rounding out the top four is Indonesia, a country that produces one of the most expensive and unique coffee varieties in the world. Kopi Luwak coffee, a bean that is collected after being eaten by civets and defecated, is one of the world’s most famous beans.