Posted by: D. M. | July 26, 2011

Dominican Republic’s Coffe


Dominican Coffee is a wonderfully rich-flavored and dark roasted coffee. The pride and joy of the Dominicans.  Most have their coffee black/ negro in a small cup with lots of sugar/ azucar. Try coffee with milk/cafe con leche. Coffee with lots of boiled milk or American Coffee/ Cafe Americana this is espresso coffee served with hot water to thin it out.

Dominican Coffee History

Coffee was introduced to DR in the early 1800s.  Today Bourbon, Typica, Caturra, and Maragogype coffee varietals are cultivated.   

Dominican Coffee Industry

The Dominican Coffee Asociation it’s been doing  a commendable job in promoting the specialty coffees of DR.  Although most of the Dominican coffee you find in the stores is overrated, excellent examples are available.  Freshly roasted Dominican coffee beans are rich in flavor, heavy bodied, has a bright acidity, and is intensely aromatic. 

In January 2003, Codocafe  inaugurated a five-year, 17 million-euro project funded by the French government. In Spanish or English, its title is a mouthful: Proyecto de Mejoramiento de la Calidad del Cafe Dominicano y Promocion de Cafes Especiales (project to improve the quality of Dominican coffee and promotion of specialty coffees).

Best Dominican Coffee Beans Producing Regions & Exporters

Dominican Coffee Beans are grown at high altitudes and tended with painstaking care in the shade of banana and rubber trees. This coffee is among the best in the world, rich, full-bodied, and perfectly balanced. Coffea Arabica L., more commonly known as the Arabica bean, prefers higher altitudes and drier climates than its cousin, the lower quality Robusta bean (C. Robusta). Therefore, the arid mountains and the well-drained, rich volcanic soil  similar to Colombia  which provide ideal conditions for growing high quality coffee.

Dominican Coffees are grown in two main regions, the central region around. They are Jarabacoa, Costanza and in Polo, Barahona. Coffe varieties are known for their heavy body, rich flavor and fine, balanced acidity while the mountain grown central and southwestern beans produce an even richer, heavier, less acidic coffee. The finest coffee comes from this region.

Juan Luis Guerra   a famous Dominican singer first found a wide audience in 1989 with the release of “Ojala que Llueva Cafe” – translated as “I hope it rains coffee.” becoming an ambassador of  the Dominican Coffe. 

While The Dominican Republic   known for its beautiful beaches and butt shaking music has increased exports of coffee in the last few years, much of the coffee grown never leaves the country. Exporting more of the premium coffee continues to be a main goal of the Dominican Government. Coffee growing continues to be an important part of the struggling Dominican Economy.

Belarminio Ramírez  & Sons,  are part of DR coffe producers  exporting the best DR coffe   since 1943 to different parts of the world.  Check @ .

Read about the rise of the Dominican Republic and  how you can profit from it    and  visit Dominican Republic, it’s a fantastic land !!


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