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Campo das Vertentes

The cool, green hills of Sul de Minas provide ideal conditions for coffee growing and produce some of Brazil’s finest beans. The region is known locally as ‘Vertentes’ because it forms a border between two very important basins in Brazil: the Grande River Basin (which runs to the south) and the São Francisco River Basin (which runs to the northeast).

  • Farm Campo das Vertentes
  • Varietal Various
  • Process Natural
  • Altitude 1,050 metres above sea level
  • Town / City Campo das Vertentes
  • Region Sul de Minas
  • Owner San Coffee Cooperative Members
  • Tasting Notes Brown sugar, caramel, prune
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Campo das Vertentes

This lot is a blend of coffees from various San Coffee Cooperative members throughout Campo das Vertentes. San Coffee work with a collection of producers in Minas Gerais, empowering producers to grow higher quality coffee, in addition to maintaining consistency and responsibility. The location is superb for naturally processed coffees thanks to the broad temperature ranges in the winter, giving the coffee time to mature slowly on the tree. The low humidity also aids with processing, providing ideal conditions for an even drying.

Producers will harvest the cherries when peak ripeness is reached. The flat and even land provide the perfect landscape to use machine pickers, equipped to only harvest ripe cherries. Once gathered, the cherries are then transported to the mill, where they are immediately spread on paved drying patios. As soon as the moisture content of 20% is reached, the cherries are moved to mechanical dryers. A temperature of 35-40°C is maintained within these dryers to provide an even and natural drying environment similar to the patios. They remain here until fully dried and are then hulled and prepared for export at the dry mill.

About Brazil

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.