If you drink coffee, we believe that you have already drunk Brazilian coffee, no matter whether you know anything about Brazilian coffee. Brazil is the world’s largest coffee manufacturer. In fact, Brazil produces almost one-third of all coffee produced in the world. There is more than 10,000 square miles of coffee plantation in this vast country. Most of these are in Minas Gerias, Sao Paulo and Parana, where the environment is ideal for coffee production.
In addition to being the top manufacturer, Brazil is also the largest coffee consumer. Due to the huge production of coffee in Brazil, there is no specific coffee that is famous for. This country produces low-cost coffee (usually low-quality Arabic coffee) to complex and elegant coffee.
The History of Brazilian Coffee
Coffee crops began in Brazil in the 18th century. Since the 1940s, Brazil has always been the major coffee producing country. The proportion production reached its peak in the 1920s, with the country supplying 100% of world coffee, but since the 1950s, due to the increase in global production, coffee production has declined.
An important factor in Brazilian coffee is geography. Most Brazilian coffee grows in the grassland and non-volcanic soil. The elevated lands in Brazil ranges between 2000 feet and 4000 feet. These conditions are less ideal for professional coffee, which requires 4500 to 5,000 feet elevation. That’s why most of Brazil’s coffee is “commercial” class coffee, where bulk and prices are primary considerations. But this does not mean that Brazil doesn’t produce delicious coffee.
There are some regions that grow better coffee, which are:
- The oldest coffee area Mogiana is located in Sao Paulo. Mogiana is known for its deep and rich red soil and sweet, full, round coffee.
- Located in the southern Sul Minas, the southern Minas Galas in the northeast of Sao Paulo, is the center of the Brazilian coffee, is also the most famous of the two Fazendas, Ipanema and Monte Alegre.
Current State of Brazil’s Coffee Industry
In terms of the technology and sustainability, Brazil is one of the most developed countries for coffee production. Despite that, today, coffee production is facing so obstacles in Brazil. Brazilian coffee farmers continue to adapt and improve their practices and Brazil is constantly investing new technologies to increase the efficiency and quality of the farm, and is working hard to ensure good care, pay correct, and give adequate opportunities.
70 – 80% of coffee produced in Brazil is Arabica Coffee. The remaining is Robusta. For a country with so many coffee, a relatively low altitude, not all coffee is very good. In fact, most of the coffee produced is not good. But all these coffee are very sweet, acidity is very low, so they can blend to form a light taste, flavor and a balanced cup or perfect concentrated coffee.
So, you see coffee in Brazil has a rich history and is a large commercial industry. So, if you haven’t tasted Brazilian coffee till now, it’s time that you try one today.