Sul de Minas
Coffee from the south of Minas Gerais . Its prodigious production has placed this part of Brazil on the international map as the main coffee producer of coffee in the world.
Curiously, this region is the greatest producer in the world! The greatest number of coffee trees planted per square meter are found in this region. Its high altitude and average annual temperature facilitates the production of bodied coffees, such as acidic flavors, smoothly citrus and with fruity aromas.
The city of Pocos de Caldas calls my attention, as it has been constructed over a crater of an extinct volcano (which probably never erupts), but this peculiarity provides an excellent terroir for coffee. In this area we find many coffees of the variety “Bourbon Amarelo”.
We also found a good quantity of “Fox Bean” (green coffee bean covered with a very sweet brown skin), very common in the mountains of Pocos.
Most cultivated varieties coffees
Predominance of Catuai and Mundo Novo, but there is also a great presence of Icatu, Obata and Catuai Rubi
Medium altitude: 950m
Characteristic: has some acidity
Some producing cities:
Varginha,Pouso Alegre, Passos, Itajuba, Sao sebastião do Paraíso, Santa Rita do Sapucaí, Andradas, Alfenas, Paraguacú, Três Coracoes, Três Pontas, Fama, Muzambinho and Guaxupe
Photos of Sul de Minas