Since it could not have turned out any other way, we began this special coffee list with the host country of the World Cup 2014.
Brazil has a long tradition of coffee wich has caused Cafe do Brasil's fame all over the world. This coffee grows in lowland areas as Santos and Rivers and its main and most popular feature is its smooth and sweet flavor, pretty much nothing to do with the players of its national football team, who are trying their best and making every effort to win a competition to which the country has come with controversy and barely, with strikes and protests due to the event's economic cost.
Coffee in Bosnia and Herzegovina is the most important drink apart from its famous plum brandy. Also known as Bosanska Kapha, Bosnian coffee's preparation is similar and comes from the popular Turkish coffee. This unique and special method is what makes the difference: first, the ground coffee beans are heated until they are roasted, mixing sugar with them only if desired, then the boiling water is added to the mix.
The importance of coffee in the country is so big that within hours of its official start at the World Cup, the Bosnian team published a photo of their coffee break during one of the trainings.
Colombian Coffee is probably the world's most famous coffee. 100% Arabic, this coffee is grown in regions which in some areas reach 2000 meters above sea level and its characteristic intense flavor has become popular worldwide. Colombian coffee has its own symbol with Juan Valdez and his mule Conchita, ensuring an image of quality that it has to be always approved by the National Federation of Coffee Growers of Colombia.
The intensity and aroma of Colombian coffee has come to Brazil 2014 as strong as its team. After 16 long years without playing in a World Cup, Colombian players bring hope and excitement to all their followers.
During the first years of the 20th century famous inventor Luigi Bezzera created in Italy a coffee machine with a brass boiler and steam hot water from which the famous espresso coffee and its varieties began to appear. The foam made by these two elements within the coffee led to multiple types of coffee that today are popular worldwide such us cappuccino or latte machiato. In fact, the huge international consumption of these drinks have led to create as the so-called latte art, which receives its name from the baristas who create designs on the surface of the espresso coffees.
Coffee is part of the culture and tradition of Costa Rica and it is present in almost all aspects of their life: it has inspired songs and paintings and the scent of its flower is used to create traditional perfumes. Its 100% arabic essence is cultivated in fertile volcanic soil where the most usual coffee varieties in Costa Rica, Caturra and Catuaí, produce a higher quality grain and a nice and aromatic drink.
The meticulous care with which the coffee is grown in this country forced the law to forbid a few years ago the growing of a type of grain with more economic than quality benefits. These examples and others have converted this Costa Rican coffee into the delicatessen drink of the world.
Although Finns are the largest consumers of coffee in the world, the Swiss are not far behind with the fifth position in the ranking. Over 70% of the total volume of coffee traded in the world is done in Switzerland and in this country are concentrated the headquarters of the largest coffee companies. Coffee is common in the everyday of Swiss citizens and their traditional coffee is a sweet drink usually mixed with chocolate and milk. The taste of coffee is so popular among the Swiss people that one of their traditional desserts that decorates the tables of families in all over the country is also made with their delicious coffee.
In Honduras, the quality of coffee has achieved in recent years international fame thanks to the aroma of its grain in cultivation and the intense flavor of the drink itself. Both events and congresses and fairs with worldwide coffee experts have given the prestige that Honduran coffee is now reaching, rising each year positions in the lists of the best coffees in the world.
It is believed that the first cultives were brought into the country from Costa Rica, creating this coffee in the six regions of Honduras: Copan, slides, Agalta, Opalaca, Comayagua and Paradise.