La zona de Cerrado es troba situada en l’estat de Mines Gerais, al sud-del Brasil. Belo Horizonte és la seva capital.
Its average altitude of 1.040m and its plain terrain facilitate the coffee cultural practices.
In addition, Cerrado possesses a very stable climate with a few very constant temperatures, which facilitates the ripeness of the fruit. The above mentioned ripeness is very uniform, since in epoch of harvesting it does not rain and the fruit is hydrated in a progressive and not rushed way.
The harvest season in Cerrado is from June to September.
In these farms, two processes are basically used: the Semi-wet and the Natural. The Semi-wet, is carried out with the “desmucilaginado” tecnique (elimination of the viscous fibre of the coffee bean, called mucilage), draining the grain later in the drying yard until it obtains the so-called parchment coffee.
The Natural process needs a drying for 36 hours of sunshine in the yard and later an assisted drying in “Guardiolas” until it comes to the point of threshing.
Although the Semi-wet is more appreciated, the Natural has a body and a post-taste much more persistent.
Coffee trees per hectare: 3.500 and 5.000
Rainfall: 2.038 mm Annual
Type of irrigation of the farm: Natural
Botanical species: Arabica
Botanical varieties: Caturra, Mundo Novo
Minimum, average is of 16.5 º C
Maximum, maxim 26.1ºC
4 passes per coffee-tree are effectuated, being the Selective harvesting:
- Manual: 20 %
- Mechanics 80 %
Pronounced aroma, which emphasizes for its with perfect harmony among the Acidity and the Body, with a well-marked sweetness, with a long post-taste, which makes it a very balanced coffee and very good in mouth.