Coffee was introduced in Brazil by Franciscode Mello Palheta in 1727 from Cayenne, French Guiana and today, Brazil is the world’s largest coffee producer with over 40 percent of all coffee coming from this country. The Brazilians quickly learned the rudiments of growing coffee with emphasis on quantity over quality. The best coffee in Brazil comes from the region around San Paulo and is named for the port through which it is exported, Santos. Santos is known for its smooth flavour, medium body and moderate acidity. While Santos is the best coffee in Brazil, it is still far from extraordinary when compared to other gourmet coffees of the world. There are two processes in Brazil, the dry process and the wet process. Using the dry process, the coffee is dried while still in the fruit. This results in a sweet smooth tasting coffee, but beans take longer to dry in this manner. The wet process involves removing four layers that are around the bean. This results in a fruitier, cleaner coffee.