The Bean Belt

Where does coffee come from: The answer is a seemingly magical place that spans the globe and produces endless amounts of coffee, safely tucked between the Tropics of Capricorn and Cancer, approx.. 25 degrees north and 30 degrees south of the equator. This coffee-packed region is famously known by all coffee lovers as "the Bean Belt."

The Bean Belt is located between the Tropic of Cancer (the northern boundary of the tropics) and the Tropic of Capricorn (the southern boundary of the tropics). More specifically, this region full of fantastic coffee is composed of countries within South America, Central America, Africa, Arabia, Southern Asia, and the tropical Pacific Islands.

Coffee loves growing in the Bean Belt for one reason, and one reason only: the climate promotes the best environment for healthy coffee trees. For coffee trees, the opportunity to grow in the Bean Belt is like winning a lifetime of VIP treatment on a game show, primarily because the climate in this region brings moderately sunny days, sufficient amounts of rain, and year-round temperatures between 70° and 85° F.

Although the caffeine bean can grow in other regions around the world, the Bean Belt is famous for growing the best coffee in the world. These beans are a result of different elevations, soil types, seeds, and more.