Farm info

Fazenda Palmeiras possesses privileged lands in Cabo Verde, Minas Gerais, with sloping mountain terrain and abundant fresh water and is administered by two families: the Silva family and the Montever family. The partnership between the two families began in 2010 and since the properties have looked to improve each lot produced by separating microlots, investing in infrastructure, and training workers.

Coffee growing has always been a passion for the Montever family, acting as cultivators for decades. Their main improvements have come from investments in farm structuring and courses related to the coffee production process. In 2018, through the Brazil Specialty Coffee Association (BSCA), Valdinei Montever became a Q-Grader, specializing in evaluating local specialty coffees in an effort to serve as a regional specialty coffee reference, always respecting the natural and societal environments of coffee production.


Sul de Minas

Southern Minas Gerais is one of Brazil’s most productive coffee producing areas. This region has grown Arabica coffee since the 1850s and is characterized by rolling hills, a mild climate averaging 23° C, and high elevations. While some of the largest coffee producing properties in Brazil are located in Sul de Minas, more than half of the region’s producers are small to medium-sized farms. Sul de Minas accounts for, on average, 30% of Brazil’s coffee production.

The mountainous terrain, reaching up to 1400 meters above sea level, is ideally suited for growing coffee and Sul de Minas has increased production quality through investments in infrastructure and sustainability measures. The most commonly cultivated varieties are Yellow Catuai and Novo Mundo, with some farms also growing Icatu, Obatã and Red Catuai. Most of the coffee produced is processed as Natural and the final cup profiles are full bodied, with low acidity and fruity aromas.