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Carmo de Minas

The Junquiera family began growing coffee on the highlands of southern Minas Gerais 150 years ago. The current owner, Túlio Junquiera, who is the fifth generation of coffee growers in the family, has combined tradition with innovation to make Carmo Estate a sustainable farm dedicated to the production of specialty coffees. Túlio is also a former president of the Brazil Specialty Coffee Association (BSCA), and the farm is located near the town of Heliodora, in the southern state of Minas Gerais, a stunning region with mountainous terrain and ideal conditions to grow specialty coffees. This deep coffee knowledge combined with a winning combination of environment makes for some of the most exceptional coffees around.

  • Farm Carmo de Minas
  • Varietal Regional Blend
  • Process Natural
  • Altitude 950 to 1,200 metres above sea level
  • Town / City Heliodora
  • Region Minas Gerais
  • Owner Túlio Henrique Rennó Junqueira
  • Tasting Notes Stone fruit, apricot, apple
  • Farm Size 220 hectares
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Carmo de Minas

Coffees from Carmo Estate are grown at altitudes ranging from 950 to 1,200 metres above sea level and each tree receives the best possible treatment to ensure its health and productivity. The farm’s 220 hectares are planted out with Mondo Novo, Catuaí, Catucaí, Bourbon, Acaiá and Icatú varietals. A combination of careful management and excellent growing conditions produce an average yield of 40 bags per hectare – more than twice the national average.

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.