Category Archives: Origins


Capital: Havana Area: 109.884 square kilometers Population: 7.9 million Language: Spanish Currency: Cuban Peso Annual Production: 100,000-300,000 Bags Coffee Producing Area: 28,000 hectares Producing Regions: Sierra Maestra,  Escambray, Guaniguanico, Pinar del Rio Coffee Varietals: Both Arabica and Robousta Terrain: Mainly Mountains Altitude: 700 – 1974 MASL Soil: Fertile, reach in minerals Harvest: September-January   José


Capital: Sana’a Area: 527,970 square kilometers Population: 25 million [estimated] Language: Arabic Currency: Yemeni Rial Annual Production: Estimated at between 300,000 and 350,000 bags Coffee Producing Area: 33,260 hectares Producing Regions: Bani Mater ,Yafe’e ,Haraz , Haimateen , Bura’a , Bani Hammad , Amran Coffee Varietals: Heirloom Arabicas that include Matari, Udayni, Toufahari, Dohairi. Terrain:


Capital: Harare Area: 390,757 km² Population: 15 million Language: Shona, Ndebele Currency: Zimbabwe dollar Annual Production: 300 tons approximately Coffee Producing Area: Uknown Producing Regions: Chipenge, Eastern Highlands Coffee Varietals: Mainly Catimor, very small amount of SL28 Terrain: High inland plateau, mountains in the Eastern highlands Altitude: 1100 – 1500 MASL Soil: Rich red clays


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Capital: Bogota Area: 1,141,748 km2 Population: 48,663,285 [2016] Language: Spanish Currency: Peso Annual Production: 13,500,000 bags Coffee Producing Area: 900,000 hectares Producing Regions: Nariño, Norte De Santander, Quindío, Santander, Cundinamarca, Risaralda, Cauca, Antioquia, Huila, Tolima, Caldas, Valle Coffee Varietals: Caturra, Typico, Castillo, Colombia, Tabi, Mundo Nova Terrain: Mountainous to semi desert Altitude: 1200 to 2000

Costa Rica

Capital: San Jose Area: 99,000 Hectares Population: 4.7 Million People Language: Spanish Currency: Costa Rican Colon Annual Production: 1.6m 60kg Bags Coffee Producing Area: 99,000 hectares Producing Regions: Guanacaste, West Valley, Tarrazu, Brunca, Orosi, Turrialba, Tres Rios, Central Valley Coffee Varietals: Caturra, Catuai, Catimor, Villa Sarchi Terrain: Forests, Rivers, Valleys and Mountains Altitude: 1,000m –


Capital: Hanoi Area: 332, 559 square kilometres Population: 93 million Language: Vietnamese Currency: Vietnamese Dong Annual Production: Estimated at 1.758 million tonnes, 97% Robusta Coffee Producing Area: X Producing Regions: Central Highlands – DakLak, Gia Lai, Kontum, Lam Dong, Buon Me Thuot. Southeast – Dong Nai, Ba Ria–Vung tau, Binh Phuoc Coffee Varietals: Arabica: Bourbon


Capital: Kampala Area: 236, 860 square kilometres Population: 37,102,000 Language: Swahili, English Currency: Ugandan Shilling Annual Production:  Approximately 181,000 tons Coffee Producing Areas: 350,000 hectares Producing Regions: Arabica: highland areas on the slopes of Mount Elgon in the East and Mt. Rwenzori / Mt. Muhabura in the South Western Region Coffee Varietals: Arabica: Typica, Kent,


Capital: Dodoma. [Dar es Salaam is the largest city in Tanzania] Area: 945,000 square kilometres Population: 54 million Language: Swahili, English Currency: Tanzanian Shilling Annual Production: Approximately 50,000 tonnes [70% Arabica/30% Robusta] Coffee Producing Area: 265,000 hectares Producing Regions: Arabica: North Kilimanjaro, Mbeya, Matengo Highlands, Mbinga, Usambara Mountains, Iringa, Morogoro, Kigoma, Ngara Coffee Varietals: Arabica:


Capital: Kigali Area: 26,500 sq. km Population: 11.6 Million Language: Kirwanda and French Currency: Rwanda Franc Annual Production: 280,000 60kg bags Coffee Producing Area: X Producing Regions: Gishamwana, Rulindo, Kabirizi, Kigeyo Coffee Varietals: X Terrain: Mountainous, Volcano Peaks Altitude: 1,400-1,800 Soil: Laterite Harvest: March-August   German missionaries introduced coffee to Rwanda in the early 1900’s


Capital: Lima Area: 1,295,215 sq. km Population: 31.7 million Language: Spanish Currency: Neuvo Sol Annual Production: Around 4 million bags Coffee Producing Areal: Between 156 – 180,000 hectares Producing Regions: Cajamarca, Chirinos and Cuzco Coffee Varietals: Bourbon, Typica, Mondo Novo, Catuai, Pache, Catimor Terrain: Full spectrum from the Andes mountains to arid plans and equatorial