ABOUT THE ORIGIN
With an average production of 12 million bags per year, the southern region of Minas Gerais is the largest producer of coffee in Brazil. This region is a traditional production area for Arabica Coffee (introduced in the 1850s) and is characterized by rolling hills, a mild climate averaging 23° C, and altitudes from 850 to 1,250 meters. 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. 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 are full bodied, with low acidity and fruity aromas.