It appeared a long time ago and no one knows where from. Though it is believed to have been first bred in the wilds of East Africa somewhere between Ethiopia and Yemen, no one knows for sure. Coffee. Despite its mythical origins, today it is one of the most valuable natural resources in the world. Its global exploration has spread it so much that today it is present in many different cultures and is consumed all over the world. On the other hand, coffee plantations are cultivated in more than 70 countries located in the area called the coffee belt. Latin America is the largest, followed by Southeast Asia and Africa.