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BRAZIL
BRAZIL

BRAZIL

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BRAZIL: CHAPADA DIAMANTINA

Brazil’s Chapada Diamantina is as unique and interesting a coffee origin as you’ll find anywhere in the world. The tracts of land littered with abandoned diamond mines and surrounded by rocky canyon cliffs and waterfalls were designated as a national park in the 1980’s, but the history of the region, the state of Bahia, and its capital city Salvador, are integral to the cultural inheritance of the entire nation.

In terms of coffee, the Chapada Diamantina region is vastly different from the flat plains of Cerrado or Mogiana or the gently rolling hills of Sul de Minas. The region is remote and rural, and while large-scale farming does exist here, there is a higher ratio of smaller scale farms. Here, one will often see more crop diversity in terms of both intercropping and uncommon coffee cultivars. Sustainable practices have taken hold here, too – Bahia is Brazil’s leading producer of biodynamic agriculture, a holistic practice that attempts to bring order, balance, and spirituality to practice in organic cultivation. Biodynamic agriculture is the oldest consciously organic approach to farming and gardening and is one of the most sustainable in existence.

Coffee Review, 92 PTS
This coffee tied for the second-highest rating in a cupping of coffees from Brazil for Coffee Review’s May 2018.

Origin Information

Growers
Luca Allegro & Nelson Ribeiro, Fazenda Floresta & Aranquan, Asociación Biodinámica d'Ibicoara
Cultivar
Catuaí
Region
Ibicoara Chapada Diamantina, Bahia, Brazil
Harvest
April - September 2017
Altitude
1000 - 1200 meters
Process
Natural process, dried in the fruit in the sun