This Is Where Starbucks' Coffee Farm Is Located

Are you curious to discover where your favorite cup of Starbucks brewed coffee comes from? While many loving customers and longtime coffee connoisseurs call themselves ultimate Starbucks fans, they don't necessarily know where their cup of joe is grown. Thankfully, we're here to peel back the curtain and uncover the source of Starbucks' coffee beans.

First, it's essential to know how Starbucks chooses and sources its coffee beans. Like the framed pictures along each Starbucks wall, Starbucks acquires its beans from all over the world. According to Insider, Starbucks sources its coffee beans from more than 30 countries in three regions worldwide, depending upon the blend.

Before picking the region, Starbucks undergoes strict recruiting to find partners in sustainable sourcing and farming. Following its ethical standards, Starbucks is part of the industry's C.A.F.E. practice. Standing for Coffee and Farmer Equity, C.A.F.E. is the coffee industry's first sustainability standard verified by third-party experts (via Sustainable Coffee Challenge).

While there are delicious coffees from Starbucks' acquired beans in each coffee-belt region: Latin America, Africa, and Asia/Pacific, Starbucks has a special affinity for coffee beans grown in Latin America — particularly Costa Rica.

Discover Hacienda Alsacia, Starbucks' very own coffee farm

Traditionally, Starbucks famously sources its coffee from third-party, ethical farms worldwide (per The Coffee Chronicler). However, its love of the volcanic soil in Costa Rica drove the company to acquire its very own farm — Hacienda Alsacia (via Starbucks at Home). Hacienda Alsacia is Starbucks' only farm. Home to Starbucks' coffee production line, Hacienda Alsacia is more than a traditional farm, as Starbucks also utilizes this property as a research and development center.

Believe it or not, visitors from all over the world can visit Hacienda Alsacia in-person. Located roughly an hour away from San Jose, Costa Rica, in the region of Dulce Nombre, Hacienda Alsacia is in the heart of the Costa Rican countryside and is neighbored by high-quality coffee farms on every corner. For true coffee-lovers, visiting Hacienda Alsacia is a travel bucket list item. You'll learn everything about coffee production — from seeing coffee beans in the seedling stage to the harvesting and production line process.

Not sure when you can make it to Costa Rica? Thankfully Starbucks offers a virtual store via its Coffee Experiences feature to give you an up-close and personal view of the farm from the comforts of your own home.