There are over 70 countries within the coffee-belt that produce coffee. Nonetheless, the majority of coffee is produced in only five of those countries: Brazil, Vietnam, Colombia, Indonesia and Honduras.
2017-2018 Coffee production: 3.05 million metric tons
World Ranking: 30% of worlds coffee bean production
Brazil has about 300.000 coffee plantations. Those plantations yearly produce approximately one third of the worlds coffee. Brazil has been the world’s largest coffee producer since the 1840 and coffee plays a key role in the Brazilian economy.
2017-2018 Coffee production: 1.76 million metric tons
World Ranking: ~17% of worlds coffee bean production
Vietnam is one of the new players in the coffee industry. Nonetheless they are gaining quickly and yearly produce the second largest amount of coffee even though they only entered the coffee market in the 1980’s. The entered a niche in the coffee market by producing the robusta bean, a cheaper variant of the arabica beans and are the number one producers of this bean.
2017-2018 Coffee production: 0.864 million metric tons
World Ranking: ~8.5% of worlds coffee bean production
Colombia might be the most famous coffee nation and is well known for its high quality coffee. Although overall, they are third in ranking they are the second largest producers of the Arabic coffee bean. Moreover, they are still recovering from a leaf disease and will probably rank higher again in the near feature.
2017-2018 Coffee production: 0.636 million metric tons
World Ranking: ~6.26% of worlds coffee bean production
Indonesia is not as famous as Colombia but with approximately 1.5 million independent smallholders and a few larger companies they hold the fourth places. Indonesia has several highly preferred coffee beans. One of the is Kopi Luwak, which is one of the most expensive coffee bean in the world.
2017-2018 Coffee production: 0.450million metric tons
World Ranking: ~4.42% of worlds coffee bean production
Honduras is the third largest coffee producer in Latin America and ranks fifth in the world coffee production. In only recently got the fifth places as it overtook Ethiopia in 2016-2017. Like Indonesia, Honduras has a large amount of specialty coffee. If they can maintain this spot is questionable as there are currently three new outbreaks of coffee-rust.