Coffee atlas: Brasil

Capital: Brasília

Population: 206 million

Area: 8.52 million square km

Brazil is the largest coffee-producing nation in the world. It is also known as a country out of which countless new varietals have emerged, both through natural mutations and selective breeding

The true powerhouse of coffee producing nations, there are farms in Brazil that produce more coffee annually than entire nations (like Bolivia). Traditionally Brazil tended towards naturally processed coffees, due mostly to water scarcity in the time coffee production first began. These days, however, Brazil utilises more washed and pulped natural techniques to produce its coffee and give Brazil a truly unique range of flavour profiles.

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Coffee regions in Brasil

Espírito Santo

Brazil’s second largest coffee producing region

Common varietals: Mundo Novo, Catuaì

Typical altitude: 700–1300 m above sea level

Minas Gerais

The largest coffee producing region of Brazil, accounting for over half of the total coffee production within Brazil - it is often broken down into a number of sub-regions. These subregions include Sul de Minas, Matas de Minas, Carmo de Minas, and Cerrado Mineiro.

Common varietals: Catuaí, Mundo Novo, Icatu, Obatã, and Catuaí Rubi.

Typical altitude: 800–1300 m above sea level

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