Brazil’s Coffee History

Coffee has been grown in Brazil for over 300 years, and for the bulk of that time, it has been the world's #1 coffee producer.  From the early 1800s to the early 1900s, Brazils share of the world coffee market grew from 30 percent to a whopping 80 percent!  However, in the wake of 2 World Wars and a global Depression, this massive imbalance in the coffee world would prove to be quite unstable.  A massive surplus of Brazilian coffee led to the government burning 78 million bags of coffee in an effort to increase demand for their product, and therefore raise the price of coffee.  These efforts were largely unsuccessful. 

 

For more information about Brazilian coffee, Read our Brazilian Coffee Origins Blog Post