The vast majority of coffee is grown between the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn — specifically between 25 degrees North and South of the Equator.
Coffee beans are the dried seeds of a tree that grows in the worlds tropical and sub-tropical climate zones. The plant is thought to have originated in the part of Africa that makes up Ethiopia today.
The Americas, Africa and Arabia, and South-East Asia are generally acknowledged as the world’s three primary coffee-growing areas. Within each of these regions there is a huge range of coffee grown, varying greatly in quality and the conditions in which it is grown.
These factors give the unique flavour to each coffee origin, and allow us to formulate exciting blends for you to enjoy at home.
There are several factors that influence the production of coffee beans:
Higher altitudes slow the development delivering a denser, harder bean that displays a livelier, bright acidity whereas coffee grown at a lower altitude has less acidity.
TEMPERATURE AND RAINFALL
Temperature and Rainfall play a key role as they determine the number of coffee harvests in a particular region.
Balance is key to the successful growth of coffee beans - too much sunlight can cause the beans to mature too quickly having a negative impact on the flavour of the bean.