Why the Dominican Republic is a Coffee Drinker’s Dream
If you're a coffee drinker, you’re in luck as a visitor to the Dominican Republic. The coffee here is some of the highest quality in the Caribbean, and locals of every social status begin the day with a cup. In areas where coffee is grown, they may even roast, grind, brew, and drink it all in one sitting. So you’ll be right at home here.
About 90% of all coffee grown locally is arabica, a type of coffee plant that grows well in tropical regions. In the Dominican Republic, the resulting coffee beans produce a less bitter and even slightly sweet and citrusy flavour. The majority of the coffee is organically grown—no harmful chemicals—and coffee trees are grown between shade trees and other crops, including cacao, maintaining rich soils and creating a great environment for animal life.