Where does coffee come from?

Coffee beans are the seeds of the coffee plant. The coffee plant originates in Ethiopia. Legend has it that a shepherd discovered the coffee plant and noticed that the berries of the coffee plant had an invigorating effect. This was due to the caffeine in the berry.


The origin of the coffee plant is Ethiopia. From Ethiopia, the coffee was brought to more and more countries, first to countries in Africa, but later also to other continents, such as Asia and Latin America. Today, coffee grows in countries around the equator, between the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn, also known as the coffee belt. In this area at day time it’s hot and sunny and in the evening the temperature drops. Also it rains enough for the coffee to develop properly. The coffee grows in countries around the equator on mountains. The higher the coffee grows, the slower the berry develops and the better the quality of your final cup of coffee will be. Did you know that there is less caffeine in coffee that grows at high altitudes?

Latin America and Africa are the main continents where coffee is grown. Brazil is the largest coffee producing country in the world. Coffee plants come in many different varieties, the 2 most famous being arabica and robusta. Every coffee plant gives its own taste to the coffee, but the soil, the climate and the farmer also influence the final quality of your coffee.

where does coffee come from?