Coffee Producing Countries 2021

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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 2021

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Coffee Producing Countries 2021

Country Coffee Production (tonnes) 2021 Population
Brazil2,680,515213,993,437
Vietnam1,542,39898,168,833
Colombia754,37651,265,844
Indonesia668,677276,361,783
Honduras475,04210,062,991
Ethiopia471,247117,876,227
Peru346,46633,359,418
India312,0001,393,409,038
Guatemala245,44118,249,860
Uganda209,32547,123,531
Mexico153,794130,262,216
Laos150,7957,379,358
Nicaragua128,1116,702,385
China115,1501,444,216,107
Ivory Coast103,51427,053,629
Costa Rica90,3905,139,052
Philippines62,078111,046,913
Papua New Guinea58,8409,119,010
Tanzania55,78961,498,437
Madagascar47,38728,427,328
Venezuela46,65028,704,954
Kenya40,80054,985,698
Haiti39,53711,541,685
El Salvador39,4606,518,499
Sierra Leone35,7208,141,343
Thailand34,31269,950,850
Cameroon30,98427,224,265
Dr Congo29,91292,377,993
Bolivia21,18111,832,940
Yemen19,51430,490,640
Togo18,4768,478,250
Rwanda17,82413,276,513
Guinea17,81313,497,244
Angola15,43633,933,610
Dominican Republic15,24110,953,703
Burundi14,00012,255,433
Timor Leste10,8271,343,873
Central African Republic9,3554,919,981
Myanmar8,54654,806,012
Malawi8,42019,647,684
Malaysia8,10932,776,194
Ecuador7,56417,888,475
Zambia6,88018,920,651
Cuba6,30611,317,505
Jamaica6,2222,973,463
Panama5,7304,381,579
Sri Lanka5,43721,497,310
Equatorial Guinea4,2721,449,896
Puerto Rico3,8682,828,255
Republic Of The Congo3,1975,657,013
United States2,200332,915,073
Nigeria1,556211,400,708
Mozambique79332,163,047
Ghana72731,732,129
Zimbabwe60815,092,171
Liberia5945,180,203
Nepal46629,674,920
Paraguay4427,219,638
Guyana401790,326
Cambodia36516,946,438
Dominica28772,167
Saint Vincent And The Grenadines184111,263
Comoros140888,451
Gabon942,278,825
Belize80404,914
Benin5012,451,040
Cape Verde47561,898
Trinidad And Tobago391,403,375
Guadeloupe31400,020
Martinique28374,745
Vanuatu26314,464
French Polynesia22282,530
Tonga16106,760
Samoa12200,149
Sao Tome And Principe12223,368
Fiji9902,906
Suriname6591,800
New Caledonia5288,218
Saudi Arabia35,340,683

Coffee Producing Countries 2021