Rondônia, Rio de Janeiro, and Other Regions

CBGB 4.03 Rio de Janeiro

The state of Rio de Janeiro was a historically important center for coffee production. Its first plantations were established at the end of the eighteenth century in the Tijuca forest, not far from Rio de Janeiro city. Coffee-growing was initially a huge success in the state, and by 1860 Rio produced more than 70% of Brazil’s coffee, helping to propel the country to its dominant position in global coffee production.

The city of Rio de Janeiro was once at the heart of Brazil’s coffee industry.

Despite its economic importance,