Located between the States of São Paulo and Minas Gerais, in the south-east region of Brazil, this is a very traditional coffee growing region, with more than 200 years of history. Only Arabica varities are produced in this high altitude area, between 900 and 1000 meters above sea level, with annual average temperatures of 20ºC. Due to the climate and soil conditions, it is known for its naturally sweet, full bodied and rich flavors and aromas.
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.