Donas do Cafe
Translating to mean “the women owners of coffee,” this coffee is a conglomeration of four extraordinary female producer lots in South of Minas, Brazil. The presence of females in the coffee-producing realm has grown exponentially over the last few years in Brazil. Gathered by our exporting partners at SMC, Donas do Café is an exceptional collection of truly unique coffee throughout the South of Minas region in Brazil.
These lots were selected via the “Especialíssimo” program that also works with the Cooxupé Cooperative to select top lots. The Donas producers are esteemed for the work and dedication allocated to the farm and coffee trees. Thanks to technical assistance from visiting agronomists, these producers were able to cultivate each tree with proper care and knowledge.
SMC works to inform producers via live broadcasts and meetings to facilitate the spread of knowledge to producers. From here, the SMC staff maintain communication to ensure producers understand the necessary tasks at hand with producing high quality coffee. Relationships are then negotiated and created between the female producers and potential clients throughout the world.
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.