The coffee production in Mexico is the world's 8th largest with 252,000 metric tonnes produced in 2009, and is mainly concentrated to the South central to Southern regions of the country. The coffee is mainly arabica, which grows particularly well in the coastal region of Soconusco, Chiapas, near the border of Guatemala.
At the end of the 18th century coffee came to Mexico from the Antilles, but was not exported in great quantities until the 1870s. During the 1980s, coffee became country's most valuable export crop. Today Mexico is the largest source of U.S. coffee imports. Notable coffee beans include Altura, Liquidambar MS and Pluma Coixtepec. Coffee had many places that they planted it.