Sri Lanka Coffee Beans

Region: Asia
Profile: Rich, chocolate
Production: 12 million lbs (0.1% global production)
Global Rank: 41
Varieties: 50% Arabica, 50% Robusta, 0% Liberica
Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka Coffee Overview

Known best for Ceylon tea, Sri Lanka has rich soil that’s great for growing coffee. Production is split nearly 50/50 between Arabica and Robusta, and overall production is low in large part due to the country’s love of tea despite the first coffee plants arriving in 1824.

Coffee actually was Sri Lanka’s major crop, more so even than tea, until the 1870s when disease wiped out much of Asia’s coffee crops.

However, coffee is experiencing a surge in popularity and production is increasing.

Sri Lanka Coffee Beans: Detailed Review

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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!