Where Does Coffee Come From?

Like any other form of cultivation, coffee trees have a set of special requirement in its growing environment in order to thrive. Coffee trees grow its best beans at high altitudes in tropical climate where there is rich soil. A coffee plant prefers rich soil and mild temperatures, with lots of rain and shaded sun. It grows best in a band around the middle of the world, bounded by the Tropics of Capricorn and Cancer, known as the Bean Belt. Soil, climate and altitude affect the flavour of the beans. These conditions can be found around the world along the Equatorial zone, between latitudes 25 degree North and 30 degree South.

 

Coffee Bean Belt
This zone is referred to as the Coffee Belt, which is the area between the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn.

The journey of a coffee bean from the planting of the coffee seed to the coffee drink you’re grabbing in your hands is a complex but rewarding one (because coffee!).

From planting to harvest, from processing to exporting to roasting and finally brewing, every single step of coffee production involves meticulous planning. It is the result of a chain of people doing their jobs with great skill, dedication, passion and attention to detail.

Here at Pitti Caffe, our beans originate from all over the world: Africa (Togo, Ethiopia), Asia (India, Java), Central and South America (Brazil, Peru, and Mexico). These beans are then transported to Italy where our roasting process begin. Our dedication towards every coffee beans with over 80 years of roasting experience have empowered us to bring customers gourmet coffee, cup after cup.

So where exactly does coffee come from? We could explain it in great details to you but a picture speaks a thousand words, right? We’re going to let the scrolling art done by BizBrain.org take you through the complicated but amazing process of coffee production.

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