Coffee, The Drink Loved Round-The-World

Coffee is the superstar of all beverages, enjoyed by millions around the globe daily, and showing no signs of losing its status. The coffee tree, which is thought to have originated in East Africa, is currently grown in more than 50 countries. Coffee can be a bit picky about its conditions, preferring high temperatures and high elevations. Coffee is ideally grown in what is called “The Bean Belt”, an Equatorial zone ranging between the latitudes 25 degrees North and 30 degrees South where the tree is known to thrive.  

These days you can’t walk down a street without passing a coffee shop or three, they have sprung up everywhere and appear to be doing booming business as their baristas cheerfully provide the caffeine people crave to get them through their hectic days. A very large portion of the population can’t even begin their days without a few cups of the hearty, dark beverage in the morning at home! A great gift to give any coffee lover is a specialty coffee subscription that ensures they have a ready supply of beautiful brown beans sent to their door every month, a delightful delivery to look forward to with delicious results! 

Coffee is grown all around the world, let’s have a look at just a few of the many exotic locations our favourite drink hails from: 

Hawaii, USA – The richly aromatic Kona bean is grown on the big island of Hawaii, thriving on the black volcanic soil slopes of the active Mauna Loa volcano. 

Mexico – The warm southern states of Veracruz, Chiapas and Oaxaca are the home of large plantations making Mexico one of the world’s biggest coffee producers. The Altura beans are grown in the high altitudes, their strong aroma and sharp flavour lend themselves perfectly to dark roasts. 

Costa Rica – This friendly Central American nation is known for delicious wet-processed Arabicas grown on small farms called fincas. The beans, famed for their high quality, have a medium body and a sharp acidity, making for a perfectly balanced beverage. 

Ethiopia – Legend has it this ancient African land is the cradle of coffee, which is harvested from forests of wild trees to this very day. The Ethiopian beans deliver a full-flavoured, bold, and earthy cup relished by any who have the pleasure of drinking it. 

There is a world of beans to savour, enjoy your coffee explorations! 

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