Coffee Growing Regions Around the World

The world’s main coffee-growing regions can be roughly divided up into the following:

Arabia and Africa

Sweet-flavored with an acidity that is somewhat tart or sparkling, and often with a wonderful fruity aroma.

Indonesia and the Pacific

Lower acidity, smooth taste with exotic and earthy elements, and are usually full-bodied and smooth.


Usually light- to medium-bodied with a clean feel in the mouth, just slightly sweet, and with a lively acidity.

The unique flavor characteristics of from the different gourmet coffee growing regions derive from many factors, including the climate, soil and the genetics of the particular plant variety (Arabica or Robusta).

As you develop your coffee palette you will fully appreciate the many distinctive coffee flavor profiles from the world’s main coffee-growing regions.

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