The Bean Belt
Recently whilst reading about coffee, I came across the “The Coffee Bean Belt” term and once I saw the belt over the map it hit me as to why not all countries can grow coffee. Here is a good article that I found that explains what the Bean Belt is:
The Journey Begins: What Is the Bean Belt?
The Bean Belt is a horizontal strip across the globe in which almost all coffee plants are grown. The Bean Belt is the area between the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn and stretches from the Eastern border to Mexico to the shores of New Guinea and all places in between. The Bean Belt even includes the state of Hawaii—the only US state that grows coffee (Puerto Rico grows coffee as well).
We’re Half Way There: Why Does Coffee Grow in the Bean Belt?
The Bean Belt provides the perfect climate for coffee beans to grow. Much like the production of cocoa, coffee needs a very specific climate and environment in order to grow. All countries located in the Bean Belt provide a tropical climate with both rainy and dry seasons. The Belt’s weather patterns are temperate, allowing pickers to gather coffee cherries during the dry season.
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