Fazenda Cachoeira Paraiso in Carmo do Paranaíba is a multi-generational farm owned by the Barbosa family. With its fifth generation the coffee estate is entering a new era. Danilo Barbosa works with his sons Vitor Marcelo and Sérgio Ricardo to continue producing and supplying outstanding coffees. Together, the family works with their extended team to cultivate 490 hectares of coffee farmland and over 186 hectares of nature reservation.
The Barbosa family has always concentrated its efforts on improving production, management, agriculture technologies, and nature conservation. From the curation of viable varietals to the moment of harvest and then to processing and transport, they closely maintain high standards strengthened by generations of expertise in quality control and innovation.
Coffee From Cerrado Mineiro
Cerrado Mineiro, or Cerrado de Minas, is the only region with Designation of Origin status. At an altitude of 800 to 1,300 masl, the region enjoys temperatures ranging from 65 to 73º F. Medium- to large-size farms are located throughout 55 municipalities, some with a few hundred acres all the way to large estates.
It’s always sunny in Cerrado. With its ample sunlight, Brazil often relies on the natural process to manage vast quantities of harvested cherries. The pre-drying process occurs under the sun for two to seven days or more (farmers favor full sun-dried coffee processing whenever possible) and is finalized in mechanical driers, followed by 30 days of resting in wood boxes to homogenize the dry coffee.
|Carmo do Paranaiba, Cerrado
|Fazenda Cachoeira Paraiso, Danilo Barbosa
|1100 meters above sea level
|Berry, milk chocolate, mild and balanced