Made from ground roasted bean-like seeds, coffee is by far one of the world’s most preferred beverages. Whether you are a local plumber or national political campaign manager, coffee is most likely an ingredient in your daily routine. Additionally, research indicates that the Java industry is a top trading commodity, second to the oil trade. After water and tea, coffee is the third most widely reached consumed beverage. It is important to note that the caffeinated bean is not only used to produce a cup of Joe. Through the decaffeination process, it can also provide caffeine for beverages like cola, plus used for pharmaceuticals, and cosmetics.The top three Joe producers; Brazil, Vietnam and Columbia also export more beans annually than any other country. As the international coffee export leaders, these countries have to consistently meet the high demands required to disseminate the third most consumed beverage worldwide.



Brazil is unquestionably the largest coffee-producing nation in the world. In fact, Brazil produced a confounding 2,594,100,000 kilograms of coffee beans back in 2014, exporting about 2,859,502 US tons. With bean plantations that cover about 27,000 square kilometers of Brazil, this is certainly not a new development. With the majority of its plantations located in the three southeastern states, Minas Gerais, Sao Paulo, and Parana, it makes the climate and temperature ideal for Java production.

Brazil differentiates itself from other brew- producing nations in that the Brazilians use a unique drying process to develop the caffeine infused bean. The unwashed coffee cherries are dried in the sun instead of being washed via a wet process. In all actuality, Brazil has been the topmost international producer of Java beans for over 150 years.


Vietnam is the second largest coffee producing nation in the world. In 2015 alone, the Country produced an astounding 1,650,000,000 kilograms. Even as the hiatus occurred during and after the Vietnam War, the highly demanded beverage remained a huge part of the Vietnamese economy, with rice being the only other demanding commodity. In 1975, coffee production in the Vietnam nation reached only 6,000 tons. Yet with the nation’s rapid expansion, it has evolved into a nearly staggering 2 million; advancing the nation state into second place. Many are familiar with Vietnamese signature bean juice where the coffee is mixed with sweetened condensed milk.

And finally, in lieu of the bean fields of the Colombian Andes Mountains, Columbian coffee is quite eminent worldwide. Between 1980 and 2010, temperatures and precipitation gradually increased, which are factors that could jeopardize climate requirements necessary to produce the type of bean favored in Colombia. Despite the effects of its sensitive climate which obviously conveyed a negative role in production, Columbia managed to supply an output of 810,000,000 kilograms of Java beans in 2015.

It is speculated that overall success could be partially contributed to the advertisements set aside for the renowned National Federation of Coffee Growers of Colombia. The advertisements highlighted a character named Juan Valdez. Even as the nation was traditionally second to Brazil for coffee production, it has moved to third as a result of Vietnam fast-growing coffee-producing and exporting capabilities. Colombia remains a top player in the highly dominated- international coffee industry.

Written By: Benardoundo

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