Where Do Coffee Beans Grow?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Apr 8, 2020 8:07:38 AM ET
Kevin Landwer-Johan/E+/Getty Images

Coffee beans grow between 30 degrees south of the Equator and 28 degrees north of the Equator, essentially between the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn. Coffee is grown in significant quantities in Central America, Brazil, the Caribbean, West Africa, East Africa, Yemen, Madagascar, Indonesia, Vietnam and India. The coffee plant thrives in a variety of soils, from alluvial to volcanic.