Where is coffee grown?

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Where is coffee grown?

Where does coffee come from is a question that we have answered on several occasions. However, once it reaches the land, where is it cultivated? The truth is that depending on the type of coffee we want to achieve, the plantations will be located in one or another cultivation area. In this way, we will obtain the delicious Arabica or robust blends of our favorite drink.

The plantations of America

Being fair with the origin of our coffee: Café Hampei, we want to tell you about its cultivation in the Latin American region. If the plantations are in a suitable climate and place, uniform grains in size and color are obtained and, of course, homogeneous nuances in the final drink. Three essential elements in the cultivation of coffee are its temperature, altitude and humidity.

Arabian species are cultivated in high latitudes, while robusta grow easily in the plains. The ideal temperature to grow coffee is between 18° and 24°. Due to its sweeter and more aromatic flavor and smell, almost all coffee plantations are Arabica, but each variety has its special touch due to the differences between production volumes, resistance to pests and quality.

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On the other hand, in the Latin American region, coffee can be produced on both private and common lands. The process is always similar: the ripe grains are collected, the impure grains are separated in water, a machine pulps the berries without breaking the grains, they are left to ferment for 24 hours, they are washed and dried until they retain 12% of their humidity, for 4 or 5 days. They are then professionally roasted and ground to arrive quickly in your cup.

What elements does a good coffee contain?

This question is reserved to the taste of each one. We cannot say that one variety is better than the other, because its aroma, acidity and flavor can be liked by people indistinctly. Costa Rican coffee, for our part, is one of the most awarded worldwide, although it is produced on a small scale. However, our Arabica blends have an intense and balanced flavor and an intoxicating aroma to repeat every morning.

The risks of coffee plantations

The growing pollution affects all sectors. In the case of the coffee industry, an adverse climate can cause a lack of water and therefore the death of the plant; that the bush does not bloom at harvest time and the annual production is paralyzed; or that the grains are so small that they do not yield in the same way the tons of coffee necessary to cover the demand.

Therefore, properly choosing the area where the plantations will be made, not only determines the variety that we will bring to your cup, but also its quality and quantity per year. It is important to protect plantations and grains, since crops occupy one of the first lines in national and family economies throughout Latin America.

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There are large coffee plantations in the Americas, Africa and Asia, but the tropical fringe or “coffee belt” is probably where the best blends are made. This strip is located between the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn, that is, the Costa Rican Hampei Coffee is pure life. There are also various crops that grow only in the shade, preserving the diversity of the flora and fauna that lives in its surroundings, controlling pests and preventing erosion. Therefore, we not only have a delicious drink, but also a sustainable and sustainable one.


For a plant that did not reach America until 1723 when Gabriel Mathieu de Clieu took it to Martinique, coffee has had excellent acceptance and development. The plantations in Brazil, the Dominican Republic, Nicaragua, Puerto Rico, Costa Rica, Mexico and many other countries are simply wonderful. From Café Hampei we send you our Arabic blends, but made up of a lot of history and cultivated with a lot of love.

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