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Sítio São José

In the northwest reaches of the Minas Gerais state is the well-known coffee-producing region, Cerrado Mineiro. Dominated by the vast Brazil Cerrado, or tropical savanna, this region was the first to receive a Denomination of Origin within Brazil thanks to its unique climate and terroir. With 210,000 hectares dedicated to coffee, the Cerrado Mineiro is home to over 4,500 coffee producers who are working to produce high-quality coffee whilst ensuring environmental and social standards are maintained. The climate is characterized by warm, humid summers and cool, dry winters that promote uniform coffee production, easily harvested thanks to the flat topography of the region.

  • Farm Sítio São José
  • Varietal Mundo Novo
  • Process Natural
  • Altitude 900 meters above sea level
  • Town / City Indianópolis
  • Region Cerrado Mineiro, Minas Gerais
  • Owner Marcos José Vedovotto
  • Farm Size 12 hectares
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Sítio São José

Within the Cerrado Mineiro is the town of Indianópolis, where this specific lot is produced. Current owner, Marcos José Vedovotto, inherited the farm from his family and maintained the traditions he learned as a child growing up amongst the coffee trees. His parents, Maria Aparecida and José Vedovotto still help out on the farm and are proud of the beautiful coffee being produced at Sítio São José.

Marcos was an accomplished lawyer before returning back to his roots to take over the 12-hectare farm. Each year during the harvest, the coffee is carefully picked and separated by lot before being dried on concrete patios. Thanks to Marcos’ dedicated organization, this farm shines brightly in the Cerrado Mineiro region.

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.