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CHAPADA DE MINAS

Fazenza Primavera

Ricardo Tavares

Chapada de Minas is a small and beautiful area in the northeast of Minas Gerais, the state producing the most coffee in Brazil. Coffee cultivation in this region began in the 1870s and it has brought significant economic benefits to this region through creating employment opportunities. Thanks to the topography in this region which is shaped by plateaus and river canyons where highland regions interspersed with valleys, it is highly suitable for mechanized production. Thus, producers have been able to grow high quality beans as well as creating innovative farms - mostly small farms.

The most common coffee varieties cultivated here are Catuai and Mundo Novo. Many of them are natural-processed, wash-processed or pulped-natural-processed. Their cup-profiles are typically: soft and velvety body, notes of chocolate, caramel, orange.