I was just looking up the world’s top producers for tea leaves. So it only makes sense to do the same for the other brew that I talk about on this site: coffee.

What are the top producing countries in the world for green coffee beans? I looked at the reporting from the Food And Agriculture Organization Of The United Nations, and this is what I found:

Ranking 2006 Production
(2006 in tons)
Ranking 2003 Production
(2003 in tons)
1. Brazil 2,592,592 1 1,987,074
2. Viet Nam 853,500 2 793,700
3. Colombia 696,000 3 694,080
4. Indonesia 652,668 4 663,571
5. Mexico 287,555 6 310,861
6. India 274,000 5 275,000
7. Ethiopia 259,980 8 244,200
8. Guatemala 256,610 7 221,580
9. Honduras 190,640 10 203,148
10. Peru 174,955 9 175,284

Source: FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS

Coffee From Brazil

One third (32%) of the world’s green coffee beans was produced in Brazil in 2006. Viet Nam, Colombia and Indonesia together have another 28% of the coffee market.