The Tropic of Cancer, latitude approximately 23°27′ N of the terrestrial Equator, is commonly held to be the incubator for the perfect cup of coffee. It’s here that coffee berries ripen into coffee beans. Between the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn, Coffea Arabica and Coffea Canephora (known as Robusta) thrive at altitudes ranging from about 650 to 6,500 feet to mature and be selectively picked and processed for shipping.
There’s something both satisfying and alluring in knowing that the depth and aroma of your morning espresso began in the dark mysterious tropics in a region that receives a higher dose of the Sun’s energy than anywhere else on the planet. It’s no wonder that coffee is considered to be a drink of well –being in Italy and the inspirational muse of musicians, writers, artists and just about everybody else in the world.