You may have heard that Brazil is known for its amazing coffee. If you are a coffee enthusiast, this is another reason, you want visit Brazil and try coffee from the source. Brazil is a country that is deeply loved due to its coffee. This is the source of high quality coffee and has the original taste and perfect aroma from the tropical conditions of Brazil. Although Ethiopia is the hometown of coffee, Brazil’s plantation provides the market with the largest number of such valuable ingredients.
Brazil produces two major types of coffees: Arabica and Robusta. Out of which, 77% is Arabica coffee in Brazil.
Where does Brazilian Coffee Come From?
Most plantations come from the times when Portuguese colonized Brazil and got some plants from Guyana in 1719 and established the first plantation. Thanks to them, until 1800, coffee has become a drink in Brazil.
Brazil offers a wealth of soil and hot humid climate for prosperous coffee growth. The diverse altitudes of Brazil helps to produce both Arabica and Robusta beans, but the crops are mainly Arabica, most of which are dry/naturally processed.
In northern Brazil, the topography is more flat, hot climate, lower altitudes, which is a place where Robusta grows. Robusta coffee beans are used for instant coffee, which is often considered to be low quality. Robusta accounts for about 20% of Brazil’s coffee. Arabica coffee is considered to be the best Brazilian coffee, which grows in a higher altitude in the southeast of Brazil. About 80% of coffee is Arabica coffee. Brazil’s coffee trees flowers three times a year and basically a single harvesting. The coffee beans are then classified from high quality to Rio Minas.
The Best Way to Drink Brazilian Coffee
In Brazil, coffee is drunk all day, specially at home, from morning to late night. Even children in elementary school will drink it, no one will be surprised. Maybe because you usually add a lot of sugar inside. After all, coffee must be sweet!
Coffee is usually served as black coffee, and there are very few people drinking it with milk. The most common home brewing method to prepare coffee is to pour the water at the top of a bottle of paper filters with coffee. The boiling water is gradually poured, so that the infusion is slow.
These are the factors leading to Brazil being the world leader in terms of coffee production and exports, and second place in coffee consumption. As mentioned, Arabica coffee in Brazil accounts for 80% of the total coffee production and is considered to be a better variant for drinks than Robusta.