FAZENDA CORREGO DANTAS

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Altitude

1250 masl

Preparation

Natural

Location

Ilicinea, Sul De Minas, Minas Gerais

Variety

Yellow Catuai

Owner

João Paulo França

Harvest

May to September

Shipment

August to February

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Situated on the border of Sul De Minas and the Cerrado sits the mountainous region of ILicnea with farms rising from 1100 – 1320 masl before the land falls away into the expanse of the cerrado.  The area is made up of 6 communities. This beautiful area is blessed with a micro climate that provides conditions for producing unique and intriguing coffees. The regions soil is known as cambisolo where the rock is still turning to soil, this places its own unique stress on the plants and the maturation on the cherry. The region is still relatively new in terms of knowledge about it as coffees were previously sold under the names of other regions until recently. Now these farms are being recognised for the unique coffees they produce in relation to the region & Brazil.

Corrego Dantas is a farm that has been passed down to João Paulo form his father Lazaro França who showed his son how working with coffee could be a rewarding career. When João Paulo inherited the farm he looked at way in which he could improve the quality of the coffee and make the most of the geographical situation of the farm within the hilly region of Ilicnea. With the help of his brother Marcus they have slowly improved the quality the farm produced. All the work is done manually due to the terrain of the land and the coffee is selectively picked during harvest ensuring that ripe cherry has priority when picked. The coffee is transported from the fields to the patio by a small motorcycle where it is then dried on the patio for between 7-10 days. They recently invested in building a second patio to help provide space for drying the coffees.