The Goliath of coffee
Main producing regions
South of Minas, Cerrado Mineiro, Matas de Minas and Alta Mogiana
Most cultivated varieties
Mundo Novo and Catuaí
Regions with Designation of Origin
Matas de Rondônia, Mantiqueira de Minas, Cerrado Mineiro, Caparaó and Montanhas do Espírito Santo
April to September
Traditional processing method
Annual export -60 kg bags-
45.6 million bags approx.
All year round
700 and +1,600 masl
Beginning of coffee cultivation
ABOUT THE ORIGIN
Brazil is the largest country in Latin America, with an estimated area of more than 8.5 million km², is the fifth largest country in the world, The country is divided into 5 regions, 26 states and 1 federal district.
Brazil is the most biodiverse country in the world, with 6 ecosystems: The Amazon, The Atlantic Forest, The Caatinga, The Pantanal, The Pampa and the Cerrado, the latter being the ecosystem where the largest coffee production is obtained. The soils where coffee is grown in Brazil have the particularity of not being volcanic.are usually located in non-forested areas and are on flat land, they are deep soils and very old. Brazil, due to its geographical location, has two predominant climates: equatorial and tropical. The climate in the coffee-growing areas is warm, semi-humid and notably seasonal, with rainy summers and humid winters. Rainfall during the year is usually from November to March. In Brazil, the maximum daily temperature averages 29 degrees Celsius.
Brazil is the largest producer and exporter of coffee in the world, approximately 80% of its production is of the arabica species and 20% of the robusta species., The main buyers being the United States, Europe and Japan, this makes Brazil the main supplier of coffee to the main economic powers. Apart from the economic importance of its production, Brazil is also the second largest consumer of coffee on the planet, which is why the magnitude that this beverage receives in the country is understandable.