Written on 1st October 2019

Top 5 of the most luxurious coffee destinations in the world

Arguably the most famous drink in the world, alongside tea, coffee has never been more popular, with an estimated 3 billion cups consumed every day, a number which continues to rise. 

Discovered around 800 A.D., in Ethiopia, goat herders noticed their goats became energised after eating the coffee berries. Putting two and two together, they sampled the beans for themselves. The rest is history, with coffee now being the second most traded commodity in the world after oil. 

For our coffee lovers, here are TAG’s top 5 destinations where you can enjoy a luxury coffee experience:

1. Kenya, Africa

Being the leading producer of Arabica coffee in Africa, Kenya is well-known for its coffee farming activity. 

This especial location has countless of sites where you can taste the different types of coffee produced in the country and you can also get to visit and experience the beauty and warmth of the coffee farms.

Immerse yourself in the world on coffee and get the chance to learn about the history and production of coffee and even get the chance to make your own brew. This is possible through guided tours, luxury lodges and camps where you can walk on coffee grounds, look at coffee farms and even learn to make coffee yourself.

Italy, Europe

If you’re looking for an exquisite coffee experience, Italy is the place to go. For years, Italy has been known as the coffee Mecca and the place where the expresso was born. It is hard to resist to the lovely coffee sites that this country has to offer, however, here are some of the most honourable mentions: 

Nicaragua, Central America

Immerse yourself in a tropical experience and visit Nicaragua’s beautiful natural environment in which coffee beans are grown, and the plantations where coffee is processed. 

Visitors also have the opportunity to explore the history of the coffee industry by visiting Selva Negra, a beautiful historic coffee farm dating back from 1891. At last, enjoy the taste of traditional Nicaraguan coffee and visit some of the local cafes. Here are some of the most recommended:

  • Expressonista 
  • Pitaya Bowl 
  • The Garden Café 
  • Cade de las Sonrisas (Smiles Café) 

Colombia, South America

Being one of the most famous coffee destinations in South America, Colombia offers coffee lovers the chance to try their unique coffee, Juan Valdez, which comes in a variety of flavours and forms to fit the likes and preferences of its buyers. 

In addition, visitors can also take a trip to the National Coffee Park or, in Spanish, ‘Parque del Café’. The park has a coffee museum, guided tours to know the history and traditions of the coffee industry, and even private horse ride tours. 

Jakarta, Indonesia, Asia

Indonesia is globally well-known for its wide coffee range and variety. Visitors have the chance to try Java, Sumatran, Toraja and Gayo beans or even the most expensive coffee in the world - Kopi Luwak (civet). A single pound of this luxurious coffee costs approximately $500 per kilogram. 

Within Jakarta, travellers can also visit exceptional coffee venues selling an excellent range of traditional Indonesian coffee. Here are some of the most recommended:  

Regardless of the destination, our TAG Private travel team are ready to help you experience the best coffee in the world!

Support a living income for coffee farmers: Sign the #coffeepledge

Every year on 1 October, the world comes together to celebrate coffee and recognise the millions of people across the globe - from farmers, to roasters, baristas, coffee shop owners and more - who work hard to create and serve the beverage we all love.

Whilst this is a time for celebration, leading up to and during ICD each year, the International Coffee Organization also focus on how to continue to improve coffee’s future. At present, in spite of growing demand, coffee faces a dramatic issue, as the prices that producers receive today are more than 30% below the average of the last ten years, threatening the livelihoods of coffee farmers and their families. 

This year we're on a collective mission to help coffee farmers around the world receive a fair, living income.  Sign the #coffeepledge that calls for a living wage for coffee farmers on www.internationalcoffeeday.org.

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