Brazil’s rise as a coffee maker coincides with the Portuguese colonial period. At the beginning of the 19th century, coffee becomes an increasingly popular beverage. It is now a drink that not only the rich but also the public can easily reach. The demand for coffee seeds is increasing, and the coffee trade is growing rapidly in a short time.
The climatic conditions of the southeast region of Brazil have a positive effect on coffee cultivation. Soon, Brazil becomes the largest country producing coffee all over the world. The largest coffee plantations are located in Pariba between 1800 and São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro.
Paraty, a small coastal city, is renowned as an important port city where coffee is sent to Europe and the world for a short time. After the train connection between São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro in the second period of the 19th century, a coffee journey starts from these two major port cities.
So what about today? Although Vietnam exports more coffee from Brazil, the South American country Brazil still maintains its position as the largest coffee producer in the world.
World record in coffee production
Brazil, which is the South American country with 2.7 million tons of raw coffee, does not seem to lose its leadership in coffee. It exports almost a third of the raw coffee. After Brazil, Vietnam ranks second with approximately 1.6 million tons of raw coffee.
Today, Brazil sows especially valuable Arabica coffee varieties in an area of more than 2.4 million hectares. Brazil’s coffee plantations are almost as large as Sicily and are located in the southeast of the country, but especially in the Minas Gerais and São Paulo regions.
Also: Brazil doesn’t just hold the lead as a coffee maker.
Brazilian people are among the most coffee drinkers in the world. Thus, most of the Brazilian coffee bean they produce remains in the country. 13 percent of the world consumed coffee rate is in Brazil. More coffee is consumed only in the USA. A completely different country draws attention to per capita coffee consumption: Finland. Finns drink 11 kg of coffee per person per year, and with this number, they double the Brazilians.
LATAMARKO Cafezinho: small and black
Brazilians love coffee. But especially her: “Cafezinho”. It is a small and strong type of coffee and it appears in every coffee bar like Cachaça and Caipirinha.
LATAMARKO’s Sustainable and fair coffee production in Brazil
Licensed and fair coffee is produced in an area of approximately 685,000 hectares in Brazil. This is almost a third of Brazil’s coffee plantations. With 83,700 tons of Fairtrade-coffee production, Brazil ranks second in the world after Colombia.
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