CONTINENTS OF THE WORLD

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Each coffee producing country has its own unique characteristics and taste profile. We, at Delmocca search the world for unique varieties depending on the country, region, altitude, rainfall and harvesting method.

01
Bolivia

Bolivia, located in the heart of South America, has in recent years begun to establish its name in the global specialty coffee market. 85-95% of its total crop is Arabica from small farming families, mainly in the semi-tropical Yungas region. Delicate, bright and aromatically sweet, Bolivian coffee offers subtle fruit notes of pear, lemon, apple and mandarin.



Harvest period:
June to September
Processing method: Washed, Natural, Honey Processed
Varieties: Bourbon, Catuai, Caturra, Criolla, Typica
Altitude: 1,250 – 1,650m asl

02
Brazil

Producing about the one third of the world's coffee, Brazil has been by far the largest coffee producer for more than 150 years. The regions where coffee is grown are mainly in the Southeast. Brazil covers over 10,000 square miles and employs around 3.5 million workers. Its coffee is particularly sweet and smooth with low acidity and chocolate flavor.



Harvest season:
June to September
Processing method: Natural, Pulped Natural
Variety: Bourbon, Catuai, Caturra, Typica, Acaia, Canario, Maracatu, Maragogype, Icatu, Maracaturra, Mundo Novo, Rubi
Altitude: 950 – 1250m asl

03
Colombia

Colombia is the third largest coffee producer in the world and it is considered to produce some of the highest quality coffee. It has a unique geography and excellent growing conditions. Over 500,000 farms, most of them small farms of five hectares or less, are scattered throughout the country. Colombian coffee is known for its silky sweetness, which is often supported by subtle floral notes and traces of tropical fruit.



Harvest period: September to December
Processing method: Natural
Variety:
Bourbon, Catuai, Caturra, Typica, Castillo
Altitude:
1500 – 1900m asl

04
Costa Rica

The best Costa Rican coffee is usually grown at an altitude of 1200 to 1700 meters, in a short winter growing season. The Tarrazu region is believed to produce the best coffee beans in Costa Rica.The characteristics of the coffee are simple, clean and of gentle acidity.



Harvest period:
November to March
Processing method: Washed
Variety: Bourbon, Caturra, Typica
Altitude: 900 – 1700m asl

05
Salvadoran

Coffee production has been the key to the Salvadoran economy for over 100 years. Traditionally they have produced over 50% of the country's export earnings. The civil war in the 1980s and the increased competition in the recent years has reduced this figure to just 3.5%. Salvadoran coffee is characterized by its simple purity. Moreover, it is slightly acidic to milky tones.



Harvest period:
November to March
Processing method:
Washed
Variety:
Bourbon, Catuai, Typica, Pacamara
Altitude:
1200 – 1500m asl

06
Guatemala

In a country with many microclimates, ideal rainfall patterns, high mountain ranges and a wide variety of rich soils, there are now eight distinct regions in Guatemala, where coffee is grown. Each region produces its own unique specialty coffee variety, including Highland Huehue, Acatenango Valley and Rainforest Cobán. Guatemalan coffee beans are characterized by brightness, medium body with floral notes, clean fruit notes and a distinctive aftertaste.



Harvest period: November to March
Processing method:
Washed
Variety:
Bourbon, Catuai, Caturra, Pacamara, Maragogype
Altitude:
1400 – 1900m asl

07
Hawaii

Hawaii is famous for its Kona coffee, which is grown in the Kona Provinces and it is considered as one of the most expensive coffees in the world. Because of its rarity and price, it is often blended with Colombian or Brazilian coffee and sold as Kona Blend, where the Kona content is only 10% - the minimum required. Hawaii produces light in flavor, silky-bodied coffee with sugary aromatics.



Harvest period:
August to February
Processing method: Washed
Variety: Typica
Altitude: 60 – 150m asl

08
Honduras

Honduras is the seventh largest coffee producer in the world, and has, in recent years, gained widespread recognition for its high quality coffee. There are six different coffee growing regions, where the high quality altitude and shade offered, grow Arabica coffee. Each region has a different, unique taste. The coffee,which is grown on this paradise island, has a great variety of flavors. From strong sweetness based on cane to intense and of mild acidity with a caramel flavor.



Harvest period:
November to March
Processing method:
Washed
Variety: Bourbon, Catuai, Caturra, Typica
Altitude:
1490 – 1950m asl

09
Jamaica

Cultivated in the Blue Mountains between Kingston and Port Antonio, Jamaica Blue Mountain has developed such a reputation that it is considered one of the most expensive and prestigious coffees in the world. Over 80% of production is exported to Japan. Its coffee beans are also used to flavor Tia Maria (coffee liqueur). Famous and renowned for its Blue Mountain coffee, Jamaica is known for its sweet, floral notes.



Harvest season:
February to June
Processing method: Washed
Variety: Typica
Altitude: 1000 – 1700m asl asl

10
Mexico

Mexico is the 8th largest coffee producer in the world with 252,000 metric tons (2009 production). Coffee from Mexico is being cultivated between the south-central and southern regions of the country. It is mainly Arabica, grown particularly in the coastal region of Soconusco, Chiapas, near the border with Guatemala. It tends to be light, smooth with subtle notes.



Harvest period: November to March
Processing method:
Washed
Variety:
Bourbon, Caturra, Maragogype, Mundo Novo
Altitude:
900-1600m asl

11
Nicaragua

The largest and most underpopulated country in Central America, Nicaragua is located between Costa Rica to the south and Honduras to the north. approximately 33,000 farmers and their families depend on coffee production as their main source of income. Several single estate, specialty coffees are exported around the world.The varieties from Nicaragua are known for their sweet, balanced and full-bodied flavors, which highlight the low-toned chocolate flavor with hints of apricot.



Harvest period:
November to March
Processing method: Washed, Natural, Pulped Natural
Variety: Bourbon, Catuai, Caturra, Pacamara, Maragogype, Catimor, Longberry
Altitude: 1200 – 1400m asl

12
Panama

The coffee plantations of Panama are mainly located in the mountainous area that surrounds the Baru volcano, near the picturesque towns of Boquete and Volcan-Candela. Here, in the spring - the weather conditions and the rich volcanic soil help to produce some of the best coffee in the world. Coffee from this region can be identified by its bright acidity and sweet floral notes. The brightness has notes of fresh citrus and a touch of wine to accompany the flavor at the end.



Harvest period:
November to March
Processing method:
Washed
Variety:
Bourbon, Typica, Geisha
Altitude:
1500 – 1700m asl

13
Peru

The 9th largest coffee producer in the world. Peru is also famous for its organic and certified coffee beans (such as FairTrade). Arabica is cultivated throughout the country on around 200,000 farms. Clean, sweet and with impressive acidity, combined with a medium fruity taste or floral notes, makes Peru's coffee famous.



Harvest period: June to September
Processing method:
Washed
Variety:
Bourbon, Catuai, Caturra, Typica
Altitude:
1600 – 2000m asl

14
Ethiopia

It is believed to be the birthplace of coffee, Ethiopia is the fifth largest coffee producer in the world. There are approximately 700,000 small farms in Ethiopia, of which 54% are in semi-forested areas. Coffee has been an integral part of the culture and tradition of this country for more than 10 generations. Ethiopian coffee gives a clean, bright cup, usually with floral notes.



Harvest period: November to March
Processing method: Natural
Variety: Bourbon, Typica, Heirloom
Altitude: 1900 – 1200m asl

15
Kenya

The acidic soil in the mountainous areas of central Kenya, combined with the right amount of rainfall and sunlight, provides ideal conditions for the cultivation of coffee. The coffee industry is known for its cooperative system of production, processing, marketing and sales. An estimated 70% of its production is supplied by some 150,000 small farmers. Kenya produces coffee beans that are known for their uniqueness leaving a clean and bright cup and are usually accompanied by blackcurrant and citrus notes.



Harvest period: November to March
Processing method: Washed
Variety: SL-28, SL-34
Altitude: 1371 – 2072m asl

16
Rwanda

Rwanda is known as the "Land of a Thousand Hills" with the largest proportion of its land being cultivated at an altitude between 1700 and 2000m above sea level. After the civil war, in the 1990s, coffee production played a key role in rebuilding the country's economy. Rwandan coffee has notes of orange , lavender aromas and a tea -like aftertaste.



Harvest period: July to September
Processing method: Washed
Variety: Bourbon
Altitude: 1700 – 2000m asl

17
Vietnam

The world's-second largest coffee producer after Brazil, Vietnam grows mostly Robusta. Robusta coffee is characterized by woody and earthy aromas and is traditionally blended with Arabica beans to achieve excellent body in an espresso. Vietnamese Robusta' is known for its very heavy body, bitter cocoa and bitter finish.



Harvest period: November to April
Processing method: Washed, Semi-washed, Polished
Variety: Typica, Robusta
Altitude: 500 – 700m asl

18
India

Perhaps most well-known for its tea, India now represents 4% of the international coffee production in the world. Arabica and Robusta are being cultivated on an estimated 900,000 acres of land in the southern states - mainly Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu. Over 90% of the growers are small family farms. Robusta from India has a medium body and a smooth mouth-feel, with notes of red fruits and dark chocolate.



Harvest period: December to March
Processing method: Washed, Natural
Variety: Bourbon, Caturra, Typica, Robusta
Altitude: 1,000 – 1,500m for Arabica and 500 – 1,000m for Robusta

19
Sumatra

Indonesia is the fourth most important coffee producer in the world. Sumatra produces two of the world's most famous and highest quality coffees Mandheling and Ankola and Orang Utan. Low acidity, thick and rustic with earthy flavors are the common qualities for the coffee that is grown in the region.



Harvest period: September to December
Processing method: Washed
Variety: Typica, Ateng, Bergendal, Djember, Tim Tim
Altitude: 900 – 2400m asl

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