Commercial coffee is grown in an area between the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn affectionately known as the “bean belt”. In order for the coffee plant to thrive, it needs moderate sunshine and rain, porous soil and constant temperatures between 65°F and 75oF.

The top 10 coffee-producing countries (according to the 2014 production statistics of the International Coffee Organization) are:

1. Brazil

2. Vietnam

3. Colombia

4. Indonesia

5. Ethiopia

6. India

7. Honduras

8. Mexico

9. Uganda

10. Guatemala