ORIGIN

FIRST, A LITTLE BIT ABOUT COFFEE IN BRAZIL…

Brazil is the largest coffee producer in the world (Minas Gerais alone produces more than any country), so why not take advantage of our fertile lands and mild climate to discover all the coffee varieties that exist? It is a big challenge, since they are not few, but it is also a mouth-watering one!

How about knowing a little more about this vastness of possibilities? Read on and set aside your favorite cup while boiling the water!

A ERA DO CAFÉ NO BRASIL

THE FIRST SEEDLING ARRIVED IN BRAZIL IN 1727

Legend has it that in Ethiopia coffee was discovered by a shepherd who noticed changes in the behavior of his goats after feeding on the fruits of a mysterious, spontaneous growing bush. Over time, the fame of the properties of this new plant spread throughout the world and it came to be considered sacred by the monks who took advantage of its power to spend the night in vigil.

Coffee arrived in Europe in 1615 called “Arab wine”, originated from the word “Qahwa”. During the expansion of the Ottoman Empire, European travelers were enchanted by the drink, but could not even think of taking green beans to their lands. Arab protection was such that foreigners could not even approach the plantations!

In 1616, however, the Dutch managed to take seedlings from Mocka to Amsterdam and grow them in greenhouses. Then the practice of roasting and grinding coffee was also spreading across Europe and several coffee shops were opened, in line with the Scientific Revolution and the emergence of the Baroque. It was the Age of Reason – a time of cultural, political, sociological change – and coffee went with it all!

Each country improved its consumption and cultivation a little more until, in the 18th century, it arrived in Brazil. The first seedling came in 1727, at the hands of the Portuguese Francisco de Melo Palheta, who went to French Guiana especially to get this order. The first harvests, in the North and Northeast of Brazil, were very remote but, a few decades later, Coffea Arabica started to be cultivated in Rio de Janeiro. And, as the international price of bags of coffee rose, production spread to the rest of the Southeastern region. It prospered, first in the Paraíba Valley and, later, in Minas Gerais – which today is the largest coffee producer in the world.

Thus, the Arabica species today is the most cultivated in Brazilian lands, representing about 76.4% of national production, while Café Robusta is responsible for 23.6%.

Designation of origin for coffee in Brazil

O CERRADO MINEIRO


A large part of our coffee comes from the Cerrado Mineiro Region, a Denomination of Origin used by around 4,500 producers spread over 55 municipalities in the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais, which are distinguished by producing a differentiated coffee in their drink, with unique characteristics thanks to a combination of climate, soil, relief and altitude found in the region that comprises 210 thousand hectares of production area.

As it is a region whose producers, because they perceive the importance of the special characteristics of coffee grown in this area, are concerned with improving the image of Brazilian coffee, which for some decades suffered an impact because of the greater concern with quantity before quality, that’s where we get our coffee.

ANNUAL PRODUCTION

6 MILLION BAGS

ALTITUDE

800 TO 1,300 METERS

TOTAL CULTIVATION AREA

234,000 hectares

ANNUAL MEDIUM TEMPERATURE

23 DEGREES

CONTINENTAL CLIMATE

Well-defined seasons: rainy and hot summer winter is dry and mild.

ONE AND ONLY

Designation of origin for coffee in Brazil

COOPERATIVES & AFFILIATED ASSOCIATIONS

9 COOPERATIVES & 7 ASSOCIATIONS

GARANTIA DE ORIGEM E CONTROLE DE QUALIDADE CERRADO MINEIRO D.O.

IMPRESSÕES

NATURALMENTE ARTESANAL

IMPRESSÕES

Naturally handmade and sustainable

MATAS DE MINAS MATAS REGION


The Matas de Minas Region is a producer of specialty coffees, comprising 63 municipalities, located in an area of Atlantic Forest, in the east of the State of Minas Gerais.
The production is naturally sustainable, marked by the predominance of family farming, the direct and indirect economic and social impact and natural integration between man and the forest, cultural factors present in coffee production in the region.
They are pioneers in what we call artisanal quality, manual labor and techniques developed by producers in the region to produce high quality. The result of this work is a diversity of nuances and different flavours, present in the coffee, which today stand out in the main national and international awards.
LOCATION

EAST OF THE STATE OF MINAS GERAIS

PRODUCTION AREA

275 THOUSAND HECTARES

PRODUCERS

36 THOUSAND - 80% HAS LESS THAN 20 HECTARES PLANTED

MUNICIPALITIES

63

DIRECT AND INDIRECT JOBS

75 THOUSAND DIRECT AND 156 INDIRECT

HOW DOES IT WORK? We simplify this process here in 10 steps:

1. SOIL

The care with a good coffee starts early, when preparing the soil.

2. PLANTING

Coffee planting takes place between April and July.

3. FLOWERING

Usually between September and November

4. HARVEST

An average coffee plant produces 2.5 kg of fruit per year

5. DRYING

It can be done in terraces or mechanically.

6. BENEFIT

Stage in which the dried coffee fruit is prepared to become “green coffee”.

7. SELECTION

Grains are selected by size and looking for defects

8. TRANSPORT

The green beans are transported from the farm to the port of Rotterdam and from there sent directly to the warehouse from where we make the distribution to the roasters.

9. ROASTING

For our own brand of roasted coffee, this is the stage where we find the perfect balance between colours, aromas and shapes.

10. TASTING

This is the easiest and most enjoyable part, when our coffee reaches your cup!

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