Coffee production in Brazil is responsible for about a third of all coffee, making Brazil by far the world’s largest producer, a position the country has held for the last 150 years. In 2010 it accounted for 36.14% of the global production, according to data provided by the International Coffee Organization. In 2012 Brazil produced more than 50 million coffee sacks, for a total of 3 million tons.
The plantations, which cover about 27.000 km², are mainly located in the southern and southeaster Brazil Federal States: Minas Gerais, São Paulo and Paraná. Here the position and climate are ideal for coffee cultivation.
Main coffee varieties are Coffea Arabica (70%) and Coffea canephora (30%).
|BOTANICAL CLASSIFICATION||75% arabica 25% robusta|
|BAGS||from 60kg (tare 0,50 kg)|
|BLOOMING|| Main: from August to September|
Secondary: from November to December
|HARVESTING||from May to November|
|EXPORTATION||Year-round, since June|
|BOARDING PORTS||Santos, Vitoria, Rio de Janeiro|
|PRODUCTION||50 milion of bags of 60 kg|