Planalto da Bahia
The Southwest region of Bahia Planalto da Conquista, where in 1971 the first coffee trees were planted, today has 2,500 producers who are represented by a cooperative that has 240 associates and an association (ASCCON).
The climate of the region is tropical, with an average temperature of 20 C; and having a plain and slightly wavy
topography. In this region the washed coffee produced by small growers is either semi washed or natural in a harvest area of 19 hec with the use of appropriate technology.
There are also high end growers producing over 50 sacks/ hec. for over 8 seasons. The distinction of the Southwest of Bahia is in the selective harvesting of fine coffees from an altitude of 900 meters. The market values in this region coffees are full washed, fine cupping, good bodied, sweetened and positive acidity.
Description of the Region:
Number of producers- 10,000
Planted Area-139,550 hectares
Average productivity 16.5 sacks/hectare
Average Annual Temperature- 31 C
Total Production- 2,300,000 sacks
Photo of Planalto da Bahia