Tradition and Vanguard in the production of rare and surprising coffees

The region of Mantiqueira de Minas is located in the Minas Gerais side of Serra da Mantiqueira, in the southern part of the state of Minas Gerais. With a secular tradition of producing high quality coffee, Mantiqueira de Minas is considered nowadays one of the most awarded regions in Brazil. In 2011, it was recognized as Geographical Indication (IG), in the modality Indication of Origin (PGI) for its tradition and worldwide reputation for producing specialty coffees with a highly differentiated sensory profile. These are rare and surprising coffees, reflecting the combination of a unique terroir and the local know-how that continuously searches for excellence.

THE 25 MUNICIPALITIES WHICH FORM THE DEMARCATED AREA

BAEPENDI
BRASÓPOLIS
CACHOEIRA DE MINAS
CAMBUQUIRA
CAMPANHA
CARMO DE MINAS
CAXAMBU
CONCEIÇÃO DAS PEDRAS
CONCEIÇÃO DO RIO VERDE
CRISTINA
DOM VIÇOSO
HELIODORA
JESUÂNIA
LAMBARI
NATÉRCIA
PARAISÓPOLIS
OLÍMPIO NORONHA
PEDRALVA
PIRANGUINHO
POUSO ALTO
SANTA RITA DO SAPUCAÍ
SÃO GONÇALO DO SAPUCAÍ
SÃO LOURENÇO
SÃO SEBASTIÃO DA BELA VISTA
SOLEDADE DE MINAS

PROFILE OF THE REGION AND OF THE PRODUCERS

Composed by producers who are mainly the owners of small farms located on the mountains slopes, where the region’s history is told on the walls full of pictures and historical memories. Our origin is distinguished by the unique characteristics of the territory, and especially by the meticulous work which is done by our producers who focus on the production of rare and surprising coffees. At the plantations, harvesting is still done manually, always searching for the best and most ripe fruit.

INFORMATION OF THE REGION:
Localization: Southern part of the state of Minas Gerais
Producers: 7.800
Profile the producers: Mostly small ones (89%)
Area in Production: 69.500 hectares
Annual Production: 1.340.000 bags/60kg
Protected Geographical Indication

THE SPIRIT OF TRADITION AND VANGUARD

The spirit of our region reflects the respect for our ancestors, the pride of our territory and especially the experience gained and honored day by day in the secular production of coffee in our region. We understand the importance of adjusting to the current market needs, and we do so while preserving the authenticity of our origin. This vanguarda spirit reflects our desire and enthusiasm to evolve constantly and mobilizes our growers to achieve the highest standards of quality in coffee production. This is our spirit, “tradition and vanguard”, in the production of rare and surprising coffees.

Our purpose

We are always searching for excellence, providing support and commitment to our producers, and contributing to the constant development of our region. We believe this is the key to bring more value and to build a sustainable future for Mantiqueira de Minas.

Sustainability

The social-environmental responsibility is a commitment of the producers of the Mantiqueira de Minas region. Our conduct generates sustainable growth throughout the production chain, contributing to the social, economic and environmental development in coffee production.