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India, The Origins of the Monsooning Process & Filter Kaapi

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India has long played a crucial role in shaping coffee as a cultural and social symbol across the world. 

From high-quality beans to unique processing methods and the spread of filter coffee, there’s a lot to know about why India is in the top 10 global ranks when it comes to coffee production.

With the bean belt passing right through the country, you can be assured that the coffee varieties it produces are of exceptional quality.

And it’s not just the atmospheric conditions that guarantee good output. Over the years, the coffee industry in India has seen several advancements that have boosted its coffee growth.

Keep reading to know more about India and its coffee journey.

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Coffees From Brazil - The Story of Global Market Domination

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A South American country, Brazil boasts of a wonderful tropical climate with parts of the country experiencing periodic rainfall and warmer temperatures.

Neither was Brazil the first to start commercially growing & distributing coffee nor does it have higher altitudes compared to other regions in the bean belt.

So, how did this country dominate the global coffee market, starting in the early 1800s and has been at the top for over 150 years?

Some attribute it to the capacity Brazil has for producing & exporting coffee at a large scale, but surely there’s more to their success.

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Your Ultimate Guide to Decaf Coffee

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Coffee is a widely celebrated drink not merely because of its caffeine. 

It has been pivotal in shaping social and cultural norms in countries across the world. Plus, you’ve got to admit that it tastes pretty darn good.

A lot of people prefer drinking decaf coffee because of health reasons. For some, it could be a personal preference.

Either way, decaf coffee can be just as good as caffeinated coffee, and there’s no reason it should be relegated to the backseat.

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Understanding the Colombian Coffee Market

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You’d think that a major reason why Colombian coffee is widely celebrated is that the country has just the right growing conditions for producing coffee - an apt climate, great soil texture, sufficient rainfall, and high-altitude terrains. 

But that’s not the full picture. 

Colombian coffees have a long history of being one of the most high-quality coffees grown and distributed around the world.

This is largely owing to the fact that the hundreds of thousands of coffee producers in Colombia take meticulous care in harvesting the coffee. Each coffee bean is handpicked, ensuring only the right coffee cherries are selected for processing.

With such attention to detail and dedication, it’s no surprise that Colombia ranks in the top 5 coffee-producing countries in the world, exporting over 12 million bags of coffee annually.

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The Yemeni Coffee Industry

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A country in the Middle East, Yemen is not as widely spoken of as other countries that produce and distribute coffee on a global scale.

But Yemen played a crucial role in the spread of coffee as a caffeinated beverage to the rest of the world.

Once upon a time, Saudi Arabia and the US were the major importers of Yemeni coffee, but over time, due to the war-ridden state of the nation, its coffee exports became inaccessible and expensive.

Today, Yemen doesn’t export nearly as much coffee as it once did. But still, their coffees are something to be relished.

Let’s understand more about Yemen’s coffee history and traits.

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