Located in Mantiqueira de Minas these farms are blessed with high altitudes and rich soils. The region is comprised of 7000 coffee growers with an annual output of 1 million bags. Coffees we can access. In 2011, Serra De Mantiquiera became the first region to obtain the Geographical Indication seal for coffee, which indicates that coffees produced in this region have unique qualities and features that are essentially attributed to their origin
Janaina has been part of the AMECAFE Women’s producer group since 2017. The group have now been established for their second harvest. This group is formed of 50 members who meet on a monthly basis to share knowledge and educate each other about coffee production. They want to empower each other and their families by improving the quality of their lives through coffee. Janaina lives on their small farm with her husband Edson where they are putting all they are learning into practise on the farm.
During the harvest the coffees is collected manually before being placed on the patios for between 7 – 10 days until the coffee reached below 11% moisture. The coffee is turned every 2-3 hours during the day to ensure an even drying.