The best coffees in Venezuela are a class of coffees known as Maracaibos, named after the port through which they are shipped, they are grown in the western part of the country, near the border with Colombia.
Unfortunately, poor agricultural practices in the early twentieth century lead to soil erosion and a gradual decline of Venezuela's coffee industry. Increasing global dependence on oil has led to less interest in developing their agricultural trade, and coffee has suffered as a result. Yields are relatively low and without investment and effort to produce a rich coffee, they will probably remain low for years. In addition to all this, 2016 and 2017 saw a growing agitation and crisis within the government.
Maracaibo's coffees include several distinguished coffees, such as Trujillo, Tachira, and Merida, which feature classic qualities of Venezuelan coffee, including a sweet and slightly rich aroma with balanced acidity. These regions coincide with the Andes mountain ranges, providing high enough altitudes to slow growth and providing high-quality beans.
One of the Venezuelan coffee classes in the Maracaibo class features classic qualities of Venezuelan coffee, including a sweet and slightly rich aroma with balanced acidity. Tachira is most similar to Colombian coffee, while Merida is more distinctive, with a sweet, light taste and delicate aromas.
Caracas is also a class of coffees, and their quality varies from fair to excellent. The best quality of Venezuelan coffee, regardless of the name of the market, is Lavado Fino, which means "fine, washed".
One of the best coffees in Venezuela, Merida is distinguished by its light, sweet taste in a cup with delicate aromas. Merida is a market name, and the taste of coffee is characteristic of Venezuelan coffee. See also Venezuela Coffee.