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Coffee growing is serious business and if it were easy to grow great tasting coffee anywhere in the world – there would be more varieties of coffee in the world. Unfortunately, the flavours and the aromas of the coffee beans would not quite develop so well if they were not provided with the right growing conditions.
The perfect climate plays a big role in growing great tasting, superior quality coffee beans.
If you look at the leading coffee producing nations in the world, they are all in tropical regions. From the Middle East to Brazil; from Guatemala to Indonesia – coffee grows best in tropical climates. However, instead of growing in the hot, humid regions – the coffee actually grows in the mountainous, less hot areas of these tropical regions. An average temperature of 70 degrees Fahrenheit is ideal for coffee growing.
Coffee growing is hard without abundant rainfall. The coffee plants require plenty of rainfall for adequate growth. Tropical regions are well suited as there is plenty of rainfall here. However, there must be a clearly defined dry season as well. Yet, constant, excessive rain can do more harm for the coffee beans than good.
The Right Soil
Nutrient-rich soil is very important for coffee growing. Traditionally, farmers plant fruits and vegetables in the soil between seasons to add to the soil’s nutrients and enhance the flavour of the coffee. However, many are now taking shortcuts and using artificial additives to the soil. This is a very important reason to consider organically grown coffee as an alternative.
Shade Grown Coffee
Traditional coffee growing is done in the shade of larger trees as it is ideal for coffee plants. The larger trees not only add further nutrients to the soil, but also prevent soil erosion and maintain the quality of the soil.
It is a misconception that coffee is grown only at high altitudes. Coffee can be grown at a variety of altitudes. Most experts believe an altitude between 1800-3600 feet is ideal for growing Arabica coffee, while Robusta coffee can be grown at altitudes starting from sea level to up to 3,000 feet.
Coffee Growing in Australia
While Australia is not a top coffee growing nation, there are some regions that are very well suited for coffee cultivation. Byron Bay coffee is an excellent example. Grown organically, the coffee beans are well protected in the shade of the Byron Bay hinterland. In addition, the region is home to a sub tropical climate with regular rainfall.
Last but not the least, the rich volcanic soil of the Byron hinterland provides the coffee plants with much needed nutrients – making this Australian born and bred coffee, rich in flavour and aromas.
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Post comes via Byron Beans. Byron beans is one of the famous name in coffee business since 1999. We provide best organic coffee beans with no harmful sprays or chemicals
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