Which are the top coffee producing countries?

by Ruby


I want to know the top ten coffee producing countries in the world, and some information about them.


Different groups and organizations have slightly different "top 10" lists. But here's a pretty accurate list for you.



Costa Rica








Among these, the two really, really big producers are Brazil and Colombia.

You'll find some additional information on some of these countries and their coffees on our Gourmet Coffee page.

Just scroll down to the end of that page and you'll find links to information on Brazil, Colombia, Ethiopia, Kenya and Sumatra.

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May 08, 2013
you've got to taste ethiopian coffee
by: Nahom

ethiopian coffee is best coffee in the world not only you taste the coffee you also learn how they get together and do it with your friends. ga gaaaaaaaa gaattte taste ethiopian coffee if you haven't!!!!!!!

Feb 09, 2011
best coffee
by: levi

Many people agreed that the origin coffee is ETHIOPIA. But I can add this,Ethiopia have different coffee selections than any other country in the world. One of the best coffee types among the local is Harere coffee. Farmers grow this coffee in the shades and only few area is suitable for this coffee. The soil, the weather,the bean is what makes it different than the others. The other best type of coffee is yergachef.This coffee grown in different part of the country with low temperature than harere coffee.The others are Kaffa welga,and so on.

Feb 04, 2011
Ethiopian coffee
by: Yonasadmassu

If you see different countries which are coffee producers,they have no the custom of drinking coffee at the begining,but Ethiopia has cultural coffee drinking ceremony from the begining.And that makes Ethiopia special coffee producer country.

Dec 03, 2010
coffee quality and origin
by: Azmera

i can admit that number one coffee producer in the world is Brazil, but i donot have confidence to say coffee is originated from Brazil,moreover i want to say some thing about the origin
Ethiopia has about 86 ethinc group and she is the one multi ethinic group society among few countrys which have the same situation of dhuman diversity, kaffa is one of the ethinic group or society in south western part of Ethiopia and coffee arabica was originated from this area, after this emergence of the coffee variety the name was given as coffee for beans. so far coffee is originated from Kaffa and the name is assured as coffee, this is the story in short where coffee is found, finally i would like to tell you those guys who have intention to vist Ethiopia please again visit Kaffa the home land of coffee, and again visit Sheka which is densely forested area among the top forest country's in the world like Amazon forest besides this the Jungle forest is also covered by coffee tree
see you guys in Ethiopia, the most beautiful and respectiful country in Africa as well as never colonized country in the world

Nov 19, 2010
Get your facts right and please put somebody that actually KNOWS about coffee
by: coffee connoisseur

People may differ on which is the best coffee because it depends if you like a bitter tasting, or more sweet tasting or a more balance full bodied flavor. But in fact the best coffees in the world overall would be
1 Colombia (best overall taste-only country that can produce all year long)
2 Brazil (may find a great variety of different tastes from strong, to balanced full bodied, but overall great coffee)
3costa Rica(similar to the colombian coffee overall taste)
4Jamaica (bluemountain coffee,one of the greatest but low supply due to limited terrain)
5Guatemala(great if you like strong bitter tasting coffee)
6 Kenya(top of the line bitter strong tasting coffee)
7 Honduras(balanced strong full bodied taste)

and the rest of them are way below the quality of these first 6 so the rest you can choose yourself.

Oct 14, 2010
Uganda is among the top ten
by: John Westwood

For sure Uganda has one of the best types of coffee on this planet earth.

Oct 14, 2010
Rwandan Coffee
by: Jesloved

The Coffee from Rwanda is very very good and tasty as ever. Please try Maraba coffee you will tell us after ... Coffee from Rwanda is very good

Oct 10, 2010
by: Anonymous

Guatemala is in 1st place with the best coffe ever due to the high altitude the taste of the guatemalian coffe is the best have to try it startbucks has guatemalan coffe and the flavor is almost 50% as good now jest imagin the original flabor yes guatemala has the best coffe 1st place 2nd is colombia 3d costarica 4th mexico 5th honduras due your reserch thank you

Sep 19, 2010
Good Coffee
by: AnayaOlme

It doesn't matter where coffee comes from. What matters is how it is grown and the elements it grows under. Coffee grown north of the Ecuator and south of Tropic of Cancer are the best. It is its volcanic soils, the altitutes, the shadings, the amount of rain, its tropical moisture, chemical free conditions, and it's human care that matters. Next time you grab a cup of coffee, think of all these details, and if the country of origin meets expectations, then it is a matter of taste.

Sep 02, 2010
by: Anonymous

Pure Jamaican blue mountain coffee is raked #1 in the world ( a fact ),it is so expensive they have to blend it with other coffee beans to make it affordable for consumers.

Editor's Note: Not always. You can buy 100% Kona.

Aug 22, 2010
Bunna Tetu

Ethiopia's coffee is not only the best coffee it is also the best culture that family and society share a lot together. So when you drink the first cup of any Ethiopian coffee type you are really introduced with the root of humanity...LUCY and more

Jun 16, 2010
,Haitian coffee
by: Arlande P

You forgot to mention Haitian coffee.
In 7th century Haitian coffee was classed the world's best coffee.Unfortunately,the production has been completely destroyed by several embargos used to overthrow dictators in Haiti.But still,in Italia, Haitian coffee is making is way desspite a very poor production under the label of cafe de "THIOTE"which, according to a recent italian survey could compete with Starbucks coffee product the most world respected coffee for now.

May 17, 2010
Top coffee
by: lewi

I think the top ten producer by quantity are listed at the top and every body agreed. It is number, this country produce this much the other country produce that much. But if you want to know the quality and the test don't look left and right drink ETHIOPIAN coffee. It it is the best of all. If you don't drink ETHIOPIAN coffee I don't think you know the wright test of coffee. And don't forget the origin of coffee is ETHIOPIA.

May 16, 2010
About the world best Coffee
by: Biniyam

Do you want to brew the best coffee? Let me tell you my daily coffee. The colour of the coffee is perfect:Dark, mysterious and alluring. The steaming vapors that rose from the cups only intensified the robust, delicious aroma. This coffee needed no sugar nor milk to hide behind. It would stand on its own merit. OHHHHHHHHH Ethiopian harar coffee the mother of all coffee. I LOVE IT.

May 14, 2010
Ever tasty coffee
by: amgtam

Every one knows that the origin of coffee is Ethiopia So yuo can find the also the Original taste.The rank shows only the large producer rather than flavored coffee

Apr 10, 2010
Best Coffee
by: Edgar

The best coffee comes from Tarrazu Costa Rica
Richer taste
beats any other coffee

Apr 06, 2010
The best coffee ever
by: Dawit

ethiopia coffee is the best coffee ever

Feb 18, 2010
Ethiopian coffee
by: Biniyam

Ethiopian coffee is the best coffee. They have different coffees acording how they grow it and which part of the country grow. If you try HARARE coffee that comes from estern part of the country is the best of all organic cooffee.

Feb 03, 2010
the arabica bean
by: Anonymous

Is this bean (Arabica) really from the country of Colombia?

Editor's Note: Arabica is a description of the type of bean, not the country of origin. Arabica coffee beans can be grown in any coffee-growing country or region.

Jan 09, 2010
Ethiopian Coffee is the best
by: Anonymous

Ethiopian coffee is the Best check it out at world coffee shope

Dec 22, 2009
by: Anonymous

Jamaica Blue Mountain has to be the best coffee bar none. It is a bit pricey but very very smooth.

Nov 16, 2009
India's Coffe - The Best
by: Arturo

India is the only coffee producing country in the world whose coffee is grown "in the shade". This makes is "less bitter" and "more aromatic". Try it & you'll like it as it is the Best Coffee In The World....period.

Oct 11, 2009
by: Coaster

Costarican Coffee might be third in the list but it sure does beat brazilian and colombian coffee in taste. The best quality comes from the best elements.

Sep 26, 2009
Puerto Rico
by: OTS

A great coffee and specially the ones that come from a town named Yauco, great great coffee.

Aug 19, 2009
by: Gatungi William

Rwanda has the best coffee in the world. Small Country, Less produce but great Coffee grown at High altitude, consistent climate and rich African soil.Try it and you will know...

Jul 28, 2009
Top 10 Best Coffees
by: Gerardo

Rest of the coffee producing countries.

Don´t look at, How much do a country produces? because Brazil grows Robusta Coffee. Ask yourself, What country produces the best coffee? and the answer is simple, "Guatemala produces the best Arabica coffee."

Wanna know more about the best coffees?

Look at the export numbers. http://portal.anacafe.org/Portal/Documents/Documents/2008-11/257/246/GRAFEXPO0120032008.pdf

Search for Guatemalan Coffee Farms:


May 19, 2009
Kenya think of another country?
by: Fatii

Kenya is a big producer of some of the best coffee in the world. Not sure if they produce enough to be in the top 10, but I do know that demand is high for their beans.

May 12, 2009
by: sergio

Guatemala is the best and there coffee is better top ten BAYBE

Mar 05, 2009
by: Anonymous

Honduras is supposed to be number 6!
Get your facts right!

Mar 02, 2009
made in india
by: madhu js

indian coffee is the most pure and natural coffee.....please taste indias coffee...

Jan 20, 2009
How about Honduras?
by: Anonymous

Is Honduras anywhere near top ten?

Oct 28, 2008
Have you tasted it!
by: Anonymous

By the way have u tasted Ethiopuan Cofee!
Men, then how could you rank this and that way!
Ethiopia, the birht palce of Coffee Kefa!!
Firew K.GUdero.

Feb 19, 2008
by: Twine

eeh how can you talk about top 10 coffe producing countries and eliminate Uganda

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