The Coffee Belt: Where Coffee is Grown
Coffee is an important commodity and source of income for millions of people around the world, particularly in Africa where it originated of which there are two main types of coffee trees: Arabica and Robusta. Arabica trees are more delicate and produce fewer beans per tree, but the beans they do produce are considered by the industry to be of a higher quality. Robusta trees are hardier and produce a higher yield where these beans are often used in coffee blends that can be just as good when prepared in the right conditions.
With that said, the best conditions for coffee production include moderate sunshine, steady temperatures around 70°F (20°C), and rich, porous soil between the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn.
In Africa, Ethiopia is a major coffee producer known for producing high quality Arabica beans. Other African countries that are important players in the global coffee industry include Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, and Zambia. Each of these countries has its own unique coffee flavors and characteristics, influenced by factors such as growing region and processing methods. On our site , you can learn and try the flavors and characteristics of Zimbabwean coffee for yourself as we work towards our goal of making our mark on the industry.
At Zimkaffee we want to source Specialty coffee sourced from underrepresented African countries like Zimbabwe, and make sure that our coffee stands out for its exceptional quality and taste, as well as its rarity and exclusivity. Making sure the coffee we produce is a rare gem you will struggle to find in the vast and amazing world of coffee specially when compared to options available locally.