Located at the north of the Paraná state, close to the border with the São Paulo state, in the south-east region of Brazil. It used to be the largest coffee growing regions in Brazil during the 50’s, large cities were built based on the coffee business. It is located in the parallel 23, which makes it the most southern coffee producing region in the world, only possible due to the favorable volcanic soils, altitudes between 350 and 900 m.a.s.l., average temperatures and excellent sunlight during good part of the year. It is very common to still find small producers with selective harvesting, making it a high quality, microlot favorites specialty coffee origin.
Located at the southwest area of the São Paulo state, basically at the same latitude of the Norte Pioneiro region, this is one of the most traditional coffee growing regions from Brazil, due to the proximity to the Santos exporting port, which started centuries ago as a coffee exporting hub and today is the largest port in Brazil, were two-thirds of the Brazilian coffee is exported. Only Arabica coffees grow here. Vulcanic soils, average temperatures of 20ºC, altitudes between 900 and 1400 m.a.s.l., and small to medium sizes farms are the characteristics of the region. Chocolate, nutty, caramel aromas are common attributes of Specialty coffees from this region.