Brazil is the world’s leading grower and exporter of coffee beans, with a mellow flavour that makes for a very typical dark roast.
About one-third of all of the world’s coffee is grown in Brazil, and much of Brazil’s premium coffee is labeled Santos after the port it is shipped through. Brazil is the largest exporter in the world, supplying approximately 60% of the world’s coffee – this is due in part to the sheer size of the country. While Brazil is a prolific exporter, it’s average elevation for coffee production is only about 1,100 meters. This qualifies most of it as High Grown Coffee (900-1,200 meters), but some crops certainly fall below that threshold.
Altitude Range: 400 – 1,600 meters above sea level
Language Spoken: Portuguese, English, Spanish
Harvest: May – September
Annual Coffee Production: 40 – 60 million bags
Common Varieties: Bourbon, Typica, Caturra, Catuai, Acaia, Mundo Novo, Icatu