Almost everybody wants to travel the globe and take in the sights and sounds, as well as try some of the best cuisine. When you’re traveling, though, there are some things that tend to stay the same in your daily routine. You wake up the same, put on your clothes the same, and brush your teeth the same. No matter where you are, there’s probably another part of your morning that’s also incredibly valuable, and that’s reaching for a cup of coffee. But what are some of the countries around the world where you can find the best coffee? Here are some that truly stand out above the rest.
You can’t mention coffee without first mentioning the nation of Colombia. In the western hemisphere, no country is more famous for their coffee. Producing the third most bags of coffee in the world, Colombia produces arabica beans that give coffee a sweeter taste. If you’re looking to avoid the crashes and jitters that come with a lot of coffee, Colombia has your back. With a lower caffeine level, you’re free to enjoy the drink itself.
If you want to see where about one-third of the world’s coffee originates, then come to Brazil. Interestingly enough, coffee’s stronghold in Brazil dates back only to the 18th century, but that hasn’t stopped the country from becoming a coffee powerhouse. Coffee from Brazil tends to have a lower acidity compared to other regions, and is naturally much sweeter than your average coffee. Just be prepared to pay a little extra, though, as Brazil coffee is among the most expensive globally.
Assuming that you’re in the United States, you don’t have to go far for some of the world’s best coffee. Ranking among the top 10 in terms of volume of production, Mexico has been increasing their output for decades now, with almost all of their output coming from the southern part of the nation. Not only are the beans themselves great, but Mexico tends to brew their coffee with both sugar and cinnamon to make it sweeter and tastier.
While there are several countries that grow coffee in Africa, Kenya stands out above the rest. Very popular amongst Europeans (and trending in North America), Kenyan coffee has a stronger flavor than most coffees due to its high acidity. The volcanic soil in Kenya is a perfect breeding ground for coffee beans, and you might not look back after your first cup.
You might be thinking to yourself right now, “Wait, does Italy actually grow its own coffee?” The answer is no, as Italy’s climate and topography don’t allow for it to happen. However, that doesn’t mean that Italians don’t know coffee. It’s all about the preparation, and Italy has been at the forefront in creating innovative new ways to consume coffee. This includes the advent of espresso, as well as cappuccinos, macchiatos and many more. Simply put, if you’re perusing through Italy on a vacation, you won’t have to look far for a tremendous cup of coffee you may have never seen before.