Coffee Producing Countries 2022

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Did you know that coffee starts as fruit from cherry trees? That’s right! Coffee beans are made from cherries. And like every product that starts as a seed and becomes a plant before the finished product surfaces, coffee does not grow well or sustainably in all parts of the world. What you will find when looking at coffee producing countries is that most of the countries that produce coffee share similar characteristics in terms of the geographic area.

There's a prime location for coffee growth and it is called the Bean Belt. This title refers to the area between 25° N and 30° S. Coffee thrives in warmer locations, so anywhere that is too extreme in relation to the northern and southern poles will not be substantial or feasible places to grow coffee. Coffee exportation, as well as coffee as imports, is most common in Africa, Asia, South America, and North America, with the exception of the country of Canada.

There are roughly seventy countries that produce coffee, but not every nation that grows their own cherry trees and manufactures coffee beans also exports their product. Focusing on the countries that produce coffee as well as distribute them to buyers around the world, there are fifty coffee producing countries that export their product. The fifty countries that produce coffee on their own soil include…

Here are the same fifty countries that produce coffee, followed by their respective coffee production values in pounds…

  • Brazil, 5,714,381,000 pounds
  • Vietnam, 3,637,627,000 pounds
  • Colombia, 1,785,744,000 pounds
  • Indonesia, 1,455,050,000 pounds
  • Ethiopia, 846,575,000 pounds
  • Honduras, 767,208,000 pounds
  • India, 767,208,000 pounds
  • Uganda, 634,931,000 pounds
  • Mexico, 515,881,000 pounds
  • Guatemala, 449,743,000 pounds
  • Peru, 423,287,000 pounds
  • Nicaragua, 291,010,000 pounds
  • China, 257,544,000 pounds
  • Côte d'Ivoire, 238,099,000 pounds
  • Costa Rica, 197,357,000 pounds
  • Kenya, 110,187,000 pounds
  • Papua New Guinea, 105,821,000 pounds
  • Tanzania, 105,821,000 pounds
  • El Salvador, 100,795,000 pounds
  • Ecuador, 92,594,000 pounds
  • Cameroon, 75,398,000 pounds
  • Laos, 68,784,000 pounds
  • Madagascar, 68,784,000 pounds
  • Gabon, 66,138,000 pounds
  • Thailand, 66,138,000 pounds
  • Venezuela, 66,138,000 pounds
  • The Dominican Republic, 52,910,000 pounds
  • Haiti, 46,297,000 pounds
  • The Democratic Republic of the Congo, 44,312,000 pounds
  • Rwanda, 33,069,000 pounds
  • Burundi, 26,455,000 pounds
  • The Philippines, 26,455,000 pounds
  • Togo, 26,455,000 pounds
  • Guinea, 21,164,000 pounds
  • Yemen, 15,873,000 pounds
  • Cuba, 13,227,000 pounds
  • Panama, 13,227,000 pounds
  • Bolivia, 11,904,000 pounds
  • Timor Leste, 10,582,000 pounds
  • The Central African Republic, 8,598,000 pounds
  • Nigeria, 5,291,000 pounds
  • Ghana, 4,894,000 pounds
  • Sierra Leone, 4,761,000 pounds
  • Angola, 4,629,000 pounds
  • Jamaica, 2,777,000 pounds
  • Paraguay, 2,645,000 pounds
  • Malawi, 2,116,000 pounds
  • Trinidad and Tobago, 1,587,000 pounds
  • Zimbabwe, 1,322,000 pounds
  • Liberia, 793,000 pounds

The ten countries that are reported as having the top highest rates of coffee production, in order of most coffee produced, are...

  • Brazil
  • Vietnam
  • Colombia
  • Indonesia
  • Ethiopia
  • Honduras
  • India
  • Uganda
  • Mexico
  • Guatemala

Now, here’s a brief snippet about the top five coffee producing countries so you can learn a little more about three of the top ten places that are most well-known for coffee!

Brazil

Brazil is undoubtedly the country that produces the absolute most coffee per year and in terms of pounds. The top three coffee growing cities in Brazil are São Paulo, Parana, and Minas Gerais, all of which are in the southeasternmost region of the country. The most commonly implemented form of coffee production is by way of the dry process, meaning the coffee is not cleansed with water, which is called a wet process. Rather, in a dry process, the coffee cherries are left out to air dry and they are dehydrated with the natural heat of the sun, so this process is as close to completely natural as coffee production can be.

Indonesia

Indonesia is one of many Asian countries that produces an impressively vast amount of coffee on an annual basis. In fact, the country is home to about one-and-a-half million different farmers who operate coffee farms and production companies of their own. Some of the rarest coffees in the Western world originate in Indonesia, including but certainly not limited to a bean called Kopi Luwak. Indonesian coffee farmers do not take coffee growing, roasting, and producing lightly by any means, and it shows in their finished product. For example, the Kopi Luwak coffee bean from Indonesia is one of the priciest beans across the globe.

Honduras

If you stumble upon sources that do not list Honduras as the fifth highest coffee producing countries, make sure to double check the timestamp of the article you are referencing. The reason for this suggestion is that Honduras was recently declared as the fifth highest coffee producing country in the world. Before the crop year between 2016 and 2017, Ethiopia was in fifth place on the list ranking countries by coffee production rates and values per an annual basis. Honduras remained the fifth highest coffee producer in the crop year spanning 2017 to 2018, so Honduras is officially number five on the list.

In order for coffee to grow, the environment needs to reach certain requirements, one of which is an altitude level of a certain height. In Honduras, there are geographic points within the country that are over three thousand feet taller than the necessary altitude. This gives Honduras an advantage over other coffee producing countries, which has definitely contributed to the country’s success as a coffee growing nation.

Coffee Producing Countries 2022

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Coffee Producing Countries 2022

Country Coffee Production (tonnes) 2022 Population
Brazil2,680,515215,353,593
Vietnam1,542,39898,953,541
Colombia754,37651,512,762
Indonesia668,677279,134,505
Honduras475,04210,221,247
Ethiopia471,247120,812,698
Peru346,46633,684,208
India312,0001,406,631,776
Guatemala245,44118,584,039
Uganda209,32548,432,863
Mexico153,794131,562,772
Laos150,7957,481,023
Nicaragua128,1116,779,100
China115,1501,448,471,400
Ivory Coast103,51427,742,298
Costa Rica90,3905,182,354
Philippines62,078112,508,994
Papua New Guinea58,8409,292,169
Tanzania55,78963,298,550
Madagascar47,38729,178,077
Venezuela46,65029,266,991
Kenya40,80056,215,221
Haiti39,53711,680,283
El Salvador39,4606,550,389
Sierra Leone35,7208,306,436
Thailand34,31270,078,203
Cameroon30,98427,911,548
DR Congo29,91295,240,792
Bolivia21,18111,992,656
Yemen19,51431,154,867
Togo18,4768,680,837
Rwanda17,82413,600,464
Guinea17,81313,865,691
Angola15,43635,027,343
Dominican Republic15,24111,056,370
Burundi14,00012,624,840
Timor Leste10,8271,369,429
Central African Republic9,3555,016,678
Myanmar8,54655,227,143
Malawi8,42020,180,839
Malaysia8,10933,181,072
Ecuador7,56418,113,361
Zambia6,88019,470,234
Cuba6,30611,305,652
Jamaica6,2222,985,094
Panama5,7304,446,964
Sri Lanka5,43721,575,842
Equatorial Guinea4,2721,496,662
Puerto Rico3,8682,829,812
Republic of the Congo3,1975,797,805
United States2,200334,805,269
Nigeria1,556216,746,934
Mozambique79333,089,461
Ghana72732,395,450
Zimbabwe60815,331,428
Liberia5945,305,117
Nepal46630,225,582
Paraguay4427,305,843
Guyana401794,045
Cambodia36517,168,639
Dominica28772,344
Saint Vincent And the Grenadines184111,551
Comoros140907,419
Gabon942,331,533
Belize80412,190
Benin5012,784,726
Cape Verde47567,678
Trinidad And Tobago391,406,585
Guadeloupe31399,794
Martinique28374,087
Vanuatu26321,832
French Polynesia22284,164
Tonga16107,749
Sao Tome And Principe12227,679
Samoa12202,239
Fiji9909,466
Suriname6596,831
New Caledonia5290,915
Saudi Arabia35,844,909

Coffee Producing Countries 2022

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