Since the coffee plant, especially the Arabica species is very demanding, it grows only in areas around the equator. This region is also referred to as the coffee belt or the bean belt and extends between the tropics of Cancer and the Capricorn. The cultivation area within this belt is about 10 million hectares. Here the tropical to subtropical climate is ideal for this sensitive plant, which likes to be shaded and wind-protected. The ideal average temperature for growth should be about 26 ° Celsius and at a cultivation height between 800 - 2,200 meters above sea level.