The coffee plant was originated in an African region called Kaffa, then it spread to Yemen, Arabia and Egypt.
The Arabs were the first ones to export coffee to Syria, then to Persia, Turkey, and finally to Europe.
The story goes around 1700, when a French army officer brought the coffee plant to the Caribbean islands of Martinique; then from the Caribbean Islands it spread to Puerto Rico, Santo Domingo and Cuba.
Just as the French introduced coffee in the Caribbean islands; the Portuguese were responsible for bringing coffee to Brazil.
In 1795 coffee arrived to Mexico from the West Indies. Coffee production in Mexico was focused on Chiapas, Veracruz and Oaxaca.