All you have to do is take a simple glance at a map of South America, and you are immediately impressed with the size of Brazil, which occupies almost half of the land mass of the South American continent. Brazil also has far more than half of the population of all of South America.
Brazil has been the world’s largest coffee producer for over 150 years, Production supply peaked in the 1920s, with Brazil supplying 80% of the world’s coffee. Brazil’s Coffee production is still responsible for about a third of all coffee in the world.
Brazil produces the commonplace coffees (like Arabica) that rank among the world’s cheapest to elegant coffees prized as the world’s finest origins for espresso brewing. In Brazil, fruit is removed from the bean using four different processing methods, and it is not uncommon for all four methods to be used on the same farm during the same harvest.
The Iguazu Falls located on the border of Brazil and Argentina consist of approximately 275 individual falls over 2.7 kilometres. At one spot, visitors can be surrounded by 260 degrees of waterfalls. The Devil’s throat with its U-shape is the starting point and undoubtedly the highlight of these majestic waterfalls. It is 82 metres high, 150 metres wide and 700 metres long. Iguazu Falls is the largest waterfall system in the world even wider than Victoria Falls, however because it is split into numerous distinct individual falls, Victoria Falls has the claim to the largest single curtain of falling water. Iguassu Falls were chosen as one of the new natural seven wonders of the world in a contest in which thousands of people voted worldwide in 2011.
Since 1931, a 120-foot tall statue of Jesus has been standing at the top of the 2,300-foot Corcovado mountain, with his arms outstretched and his head angled downward toward the city of Rio de Janeiro. The statue, named Christ the Redeemer was voted one of the New Seven Wonders of the World in 2007. Though the majority of the country’s people identify themselves as Roman Catholic and there is a percentage that identify themselves as Christian, Brazil is a nation struggling with nominalism and spiritism. Christ the Redeemer looks down with open arms on Brazil, but so many in Brazil need to look to Christ to be their redeemer.