Chapada de Minas
The region of Chapada de Minas unites around 2,500 producers from 22 counties in the Vale do Jequitinhonha and Mucuri. And one of them is Capelinha (33,000 inhabitants).
Situated in the northeast of Minas, Vale do Jequitinhonha is remembered often for its bareness. Despite still being one of the poorest regions in Minas Gerais, for years there have been programs developed transforming the local conditions continuously.
This awareness of the coming wealth from both the precariousness as well as the abundance of the Vale has allowed the emergence of the area.
The newest frontier of Minas Gerais, explored for the coffee plantation, is Chapada de Minas (Jequetinhonha) where the city of Capelinha is located and concentrates an important part of the local production.
Different from Cerrado, in the Chapada region people from other parts of the state are the ones who work with coffee.
The Chapada region is already responsible for 8.4% of the coffee produced in the state of Minas Gerais and is in steady expansion.