THE ROOTS OF COFFEE

BRAZIL
Brazilian coffee, with exuberant notes of chocolate and toast, is the foundation for blends optimized for espresso preparation. Brazil is the world’s largest producer of Arabica, responsible for more than one-third of its total production: five billion plants, 35-45 million bags of green coffee per year, five million people employed, 300,000 producers.

COLOMBIA
With its sweet coffee – produced to the tune of nearly 12 million bags per year – Columbia produces 10% of the world’s Arabica.

GUATEMALA
Limited production of excellent, very sweet coffee. Its acidity and intense aroma of chocolate make it an ideal complement to any blend, especially those designed for brewed coffee.

KENYA
Produces a relatively small volume of good, aromatic coffee thanks to the country’s mild climate.

ETHIOPIA
Coffee’s ancestral home, offering the world’s best washed Arabica, alive with notes of jasmine and citrus.

CENTRAL AMERICA (El Salvador, Costa Rica, Mexico, Panama and Honduras)
All home to Arabica marked by sweet, and pleasantly mild, acidic notes.

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