Where does your coffee come from?

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This is a nice article on the BBC website about the origin of the coffee in your cup…. I guess a few people will have heard of the Vietnam coffee plantations.  The majority of the production is Robusta, however as I have blogged about before the Robusta bean is out of fashion with the espresso set! But for me ( and many Italians) the Robusta bean is essential to a fine espresso blend. Link to the article here

I also think another surprise to a few maybe the volume of Indian coffee production. (Data from 2010-11 US dept of Agriculture)

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Coffee production volume by 000’s 60kg bags

TOTAL:

1)  Brazil           54,500

2)  Vietnam          18,725

3)  Colombia          9,500

4)  Indonesia         9,325

5)  India             5,100

6)  Ethiopia          4,400

7)  Honduras          4,000

8)  Peru              4,000

9)  Guatemala         3,910

10) Mexico            3,700

 

ARABICA BEANS:

1)  Brazil           41,800

2)  Colombia          9,500

3)  Ethiopia          4,400

4)  Honduras          4,000

5)  Peru              4,000

6)  Guatemala         3,900

7)  Mexico            3,500

8)  Nicaragua         2,000

9)  El Salvador       1,700

10) Costa Rica        1,575

 

ROBUSTA BEANS

1)  Vietnam          18,150

2)  Brazil           12,700

3)  Indonesia         7,950

4)  India             3,600

5)  Cote d’Ivoire     2,100

6)  Uganda            1,900

7)  Malaysia          1,000

8)  Thailand            900

9)  Cameroon            525

10) Togo                525