Brazilian Coffee Beans

Region: South America
Profile: Chocolate, nutty, savory
Production: 5.7 billion lbs (29.1% global production)
Global Rank: 1
Varieties: 74% Arabica, 26% Robusta, 0% Liberica

Brazilian Coffee Overview

Brazil produces nearly 30% of the world’s coffee and almost 60% more than the next closest country. They’ve been the world leader for the last 150 years and have around 220,000 active coffee farms. Production primarily is along the southeastern coast of the country with some Robusta crops thriving on the southwestern border.

Much of Brazil’s coffee is lower quality and earmarked for instant coffee. This isn’t surprising, as producing this much sheer volume requires some economies of scale and less attention to detail, such as mass mechanical harvesting that frequently picks unripe coffee cherries. And while coffee plants thrive in Brazil, the country lacks mountainous volcanic growing regions, which have long produced some of the world’s highest-grade Arabica coffees.

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Bryan De Luca

I'm Bryan but most people know me as The Coffee Maven. I grew up outside Boston, Massachusetts and received my Bachelor's degree in Biochemistry from Providence College. My first introduction to coffee was during my college days, when I used it as a source of caffeine to fuel late-night study sessions, but soon I became obsessed with the chemistry of coffee. How did changes to water temperature or contact time affect its taste? Why do beans from Africa taste fruity while beans from Indonesia taste spicy? I launched The Coffee Maven in February 2017 to explore these questions and help others brew their perfect cup. Welcome to my site, and thanks for reading!