Coffee producing countries

Coffee is grown in around 70 coffee producing countries.

Figure 2: main coffee producing countries 2011-13. Source: International Coffee Organization

Brazil is the largest producer of coffee and the second largest coffee-consuming nation. Its coffee sector employs over five million people and contributes 40% of the world’s total coffee supply.

Vietnam is the second largest producer of coffee in the world, accounting for 16% of global production. It is the main producer of Robustas. Coffee production in Vietnam creates jobs for more than 1 million workers.

Colombia is the second-largest supplier of Arabica coffee after Brazil. 2,4 million Colombians economically depend on coffee production (25% of the country’s rural population).

Indonesia is the world’s second-largest exporter of Robusta. Indonesian coffee is produced by an estimated 1.5 million smallholder farmers.

Ethiopia is the largest coffee producer in Africa. The EU is the primary market, accounting for 60% of sales. Ethiopia’s 1.2 million smallholder farmers contribute over 90% of production.

Further information is available in the European Coffee Report.