Latin America is a leading supplier of coffee to global markets and for many countries in the region, coffee is the main agricultural product for exportation, significantly contributing to national Gross Domestic Product (GDP).
Demand generates from many different parts of the world, with the USA taking the lead in North America, and Germany and Belgium ranking among the biggest importers in Europe. However, coffee is truly a global favourite, with demand increasingly rising in many parts of Asia.
The many flavours of Latin American coffee
Latin America is known for producing high-quality Arabica coffee, and with its multitude of coffee-growing regions, the area boasts a variety of flavour profiles. Peru, for instance, produces coffee exhibiting an aroma of nuts and sweet chocolate in the central part of the country, whereas beans in Honduras and Nicaragua deliver a medium to smooth body and a moderate to bright acidity. Coffee from Guatemala is known to be sweet with a medium to full body and lots of chocolate flavour notes, whereas Costa Rican coffee typically has a very wide range of flavour characteristics and is often associated with specific estates or farms. Finally, coffee in Colombia is famous around the world for its medium acidity, full body, and rich, caramel-like sweet taste.
Trust an expert with your coffee cargo
To coincide with the overall export season, MSC is launching its special sector-focused campaign in Colombia, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Peru to highlight our experience and expertise in shipping coffee around the world.
With our extensive coverage, intermodal services, and know-how, MSC offers fast and reliable services connecting Latin American exporters to the main trade centres of the world, including North America, Europe and Asia.
Our highly-experienced teams across the region take huge pride in supporting every step of the export process, from guiding customers through appropriate and country-specific procedures, to carefully offering advice around shipment preparation.
Our services include:
Visit www.msc.com/coffee to find out more on how we can help with your cargo or contact our specialist teams at your local office.