Cerrado is the newest coffee region in Brazil, shaped by two important in events. In the 70's, the largest coffee producing region in Brazil, Parana, was struck by "black frost" while in western Sao Paulo, plantations were struggling with nematode infestation. These events devastated the coffee industry in Brazil.
Coffee farmers set out in search of new areas to develop and arrived in Cerrado. Coffee plants adapted well to the well-defined climate, with warm temperatures, intense sunlight and dry winters aligning perfectly with harvest, which demands dry weather.
Today coffee in the Cerrado region, is grown in 55 towns across the equivalent of 520,000 acres.
Varietals: Mundo Novo, Catuai Red and Yellow, Topazio, Catucai and Acaia
Altitude: 4000 feet above sea level
Cupping Notes: Aroma of roasted hazelnut butter, backed up by notes of dates and rich milk chocolate with mild acidity and a velvety mouthfeel.
Roast Level: Full City/Medium