2021 Cup of Excellence Lot #13: Sitio Matinha
The farm has since been developed and passed down to Edio’s son, Edson, and has become the home for the Miranda family. It was only within the last couple of decades that the quality of the coffee grown here was discovered with the acquisition of a coffee processing machine. This then led to the success at many competitions, where the quality was recognized.
Currently, the farm is owned and run by Edson Junior De Miranda with the help of his family and hired help during the harvest. The processing alone is conducted solely by the family, revealing the true dedication to quality.
Coffee was introduced to the country back in the early 18th century, which rapidly spread throughout Brazil, making it the leading producer of coffee worldwide.
Additionally, Brazil is the only country to utilize mechanized harvesting tools to assist with the extensive coffee fields. The flat topography of the country allows for the ease of machines to slowly comb through the coffee trees and remove ripe cherries. Advanced agricultural technology has allowed for the even harvesting of cherries and prevents uneven harvesting.
Today, the well-known coffee producing regions are Espirito Santo, São Paulo, Minas Gerais, and Bahia.