Brazil is the world’s largest producer and exporter of coffee. Coffee is grown mostly in southeastern states Minas Gerais, Sau Paulo and Parana. In general, Brazilian coffee are low acidic, medium bodied and sweet.
Cerrado is a region in the state of Minas Gerais, which is now the largest coffee-producing state in Brazil. Coffee has been a major crop in this region since the 1980’s mainly because of the devastating black frost of 1975 that forced growers from the Parana region to relocate north to Cerrado and other areas of Minas Gerais. Today, coffee is produced by over 4,500 growers on 175,000 hectares of farmland with yields of approximately 5.5 to 6.0 million bags per year. The coffee is grown in rich soil that the natives call “Terra Roxa” or “Red Earth” and other factors such as consistent rains, high daytime temperatures, and dry winters combine to make the Cerrado region an ideal area in Brazil for producing coffee.
States/Region: Minas Gerais/Cerrado
Altitude: 3000- 4000 feet
Process: Full natural
Drying: Sun dried and mechanical dried
Suggested roasting: Medium, full
Test profile: Cocoa with notes of nuts
Important: This coffee is raw green coffee. Customer needs to roast before grinding and brewing.