Although colonial empires spread coffee to Asia Zone, in some places the cultivation and consumption of coffee took off much later and for different reasons. Although Indonesia and Vietnam are two of the most well-known areas for coffee production in the Southeast Asia region, coffee is grown and produced all over the continent, in places such as India, where spicy coffees are the norm;
Many farmers in Myanmar and Thailand had been growing opium poppy before they were introduced to coffee as a less precarious trade. Thailand, where coffee culture has truly taken root in the last several years; and Papua New Guinea, where the coffee may have fruitier notes.
Coffee in the region is often produced on small farms with a wet processing method, although not always. If you’ve never tried any of the coffees from this region, you owe yourself to give them a shot. And if you already know you love Sumatran coffee, why not give Javanese coffee or Vietnamese coffee a try? It’s a whole new world of coffee flavors for you to enjoy!
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