The New World's tropical regions

The New World's tropical regions

  • The Dutch obtained coffee plants through trade with merchants. They created the first successful coffee plantation away from the Middle East, in their colony of Java in early 18th century Indonesia.
  • France received some plants as gifts in 1720, promptly transporting them to its colonies in Central America.
  • Central America's first coffee harvest occurred in 1726. Today, Brazil reigns as the world's biggest producer.

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