If you are anything like me, then you love coffee. I not only crave it, but it's on my mind as soon as I get up and atleast a few times throughout the rest of the day. For me, it's much more than a beverage. I not only love the taste, but love the smell, and everything about the process of making it. From grinding the beans and pressing, it's almost like a daily sacred ritual for me.
Here's an idea: Next time you want to plan a tropical vacation, consider going to a place that has plenty of good coffee.
With that said, I'm going to dive right into the best travel destinations for coffee addicts.
With roughly half of the world's coffee beans grown in Brazil it's obvious why this is ranked number one to travel to if you are a coffee addict. Most of the coffee grown in Brazil is a low-grade Arabica and Conilon Robusta; however that doesn't mean they don't have rare beans and blends you will come by. Some of the best Brazilian coffee comes from the regions of: Sul de Minas, Matas de Minas, Cerrado, Chapadas de Minas, Mogiana, Espirito Santo, Paraná and Bahia, so keep that in mind if you make it to Brazil.
2.) Big Island, Hawaii
On the Big Island of Hawaii, coffee is very prevalent. They are most notably known for their rare Kona Coffee. It's used only in small quanitity blends and very expensive. Being grown on the slopes of Mauna Loa, and Hualalai, Kona Coffee is a rare treat. While on the big island, feel free to visit the coffee plantations, as they offer a one of a kind experience for a coffee addict. Need another excuse to visit beautiful, Hawaii?
3.) Costa Rica
Costa Rica is not only a gorgeous place to visit, yet, without a doubt producing some of the best coffee in the world. With such a diverse landscape of flora and fauna, it makes it an incredible tourist destination; however with the addition of great coffee there's no excuse why you haven't gone yet. Costa Rica is known for producing some very aromatic, flavorful blends. The largest growing areas are in the provinces of: San José, Alajuela, Heredia, Puntarenas, and Cartago; while Tarrazú is thought to produce the most desirable coffee beans in Costa Rica.
It's almost impossible not to think of Columbia and not have coffee cross your mind. Columbia has traditionally grown Arabica beans which are a result from rich volcanic soil using mainly shade-grown cultivation. Columbians pride themselves in coffee; as harvesting coffee by hand is a main source of employment throughout the country. With such beautiful landscapes as Columbia is known for, as well as their phenomenal coffee beans, it's a no brainer to put this on the list if you are a coffee addict who likes to travel.
The Vietnamese are known for their people, culture, food, sights, and coffee. They are the second largest coffee producer in the world, despite that coffee cultivation was introduced only in the middle of the 19th century. Almost 100% of the coffee in Vietnam is Robusta, however there are some very special blends such as their special, Civet Coffee. Lastly, if you are traveling through Vietnam, make sure to stop in Buôn Ma Thu, as they are known for coffee festivals, tours, and a one of a kind coffee experience that only the Vietnamese can serve.
That completes the list for the best travel destinations for coffee addicts.