Happy International Coffee Day! October 1st is a day to celebrate and espresso the amazingness of that hot inky black beverage we call coffee. A day to rejoice in the beans that make our mornings a delight as well as promote awareness about where your beans come from and who grows them. In celebration of these delightful, delicious beans we’ve taken a quick dash around the world to visit where they’re grown.
Where do your beans grow?
With 1.6 billion cups of coffee brewed daily, there's a lot of beans growing somewhere! Here are the top 4 countries where you’ll find bushels of beans. The Java Jive Coming in at number 4 is Indonesia which produces 670,000 metric tons of coffee a year. You’ve probably heard of Java beans or Sumatran coffee as Indonesia's coffee industry has been brewing since the 1600s when it was cultivated during the Dutch colonial period. Known for its heavy body, complex spicy note and rich full flavour. We source our Indonesian beans from fair trade makers, try our Java beans here. Cup of Colombia The 3rd highest producer of coffee in the world is Colombia, which produces 750,000 metric tons of beans a year. Grown at a higher altitude of about 1500-2000 meters, the beans are famous for a mellow, nutty flavour that’s a sip full of satisfaction. Colombia only produces arabica coffee beans known for their high quality and flavour and most beans grown here are hand-picked. Indulge in a cup full of Colombian beans. Viva Vietnam With 1.5 million metric tons, Vietnam is the 2nd largest producer of coffee in the world. Making up to 40% of the world's Robusta beans. While we use only Arabica beans but we couldn’t miss Vietnam off our list. Much like Indonesia and the Dutch the beans in Vietnam started as an industry during French Colonial Times. Brazil Baby! You probably already guessed it…yes Brazil is the world's biggest coffee producer, with a staggering 2.7 million metric tons a year. It’s been at the top spot for over 150 years and I’m pretty sure at some point everyone has had a cup of coffee made with Brazilian beans. Brazilian beans boast low acidity, subtle bittersweet chocolate and caramel notes. All rounded out with a creamy body that makes for a delicious cup of joe. All our flavoured coffees are crafted with Brazilian beans. While we love a bean from around the globe we also love a homegrown bean. The Aussie coffee industry is a relative newcomer, having taken off (like lots of other good things) in the 80s, it was started by Italian and Greek immigrants in the post-war era. There are now over 50 commercial coffee growers in Australia with most of them on the East Coast and a few sprinkled throughout our home state of WA. Most Australian coffee growers roast, package and sell their own beans. We are proud to deliver beans from Aussie growers with: Aussie Aussie Aussie Australian Wombah Organic Grown in the Blue Mountains of NSW these beans come straight from the grower to your grinder. Using certified organic practices, no harmful sprays and selectively handpicked to make a cup full of flavour and low in caffeine. Ethical Beans - making sure every cup is full from grower to grinder. As well as a day to celebrate the general awesomeness that is coffee, International Coffee Day is about promoting fair trade and raising awareness about coffee growers. With around 25 million small-holders producing 70-80% of the world's coffee, we want to make sure everyone's cup is full with a liveable wage & good working conditions. When sourcing our beans, we buy from Fair Trade and reputable growers. Our blends are all made from small-batch, single-origin beans produced by some of the finest & fairest growers from the islands of Indonesia to volcanic Guatemala. We bring you coffee that tastes amazing & flavours that inspires joy with every sip. A highlight of our ethical coffee range is Ethiopian Fair Trade Organic
sourced in Ethiopia (the 6th largest producer of coffee worldwide just in case you’re wondering). It’s ethically sourced and fair trade approved. With hints of berry, the well-balanced smooth flavour makes a delicious cup that you’ll feel good about. Well, it’s bean a whirlwind tour of the world and now I think it’s time to sit back, relax and celebrate International Coffee Day with a cup of your favourite brew. Magda & Justin