Region: Mantiqueira de Minas
Producer: Cocarive cooperative
Arabica variety: Acaia
Altitude: 950 – 1420 masl
Tasting notes: milk chocolate – walnuts – honey
Suggested for: espresso and filter
Located in the southern part of Minas Gerais, Brazil, Mantiqueira de Minas is a micro-region renowned for consistently producing Brazil’s top coffees. Ideal terrain, elevation and weather conditions all contribute to the production of unique coffees. In 2011 the Region obtained the Protected Geographical Indication (PGI), thanks to its reputation for producing high-quality coffees and, in June of 2020, Mantiqueira de Minas was officially registered as a Denomination of Origin.
Cocarive was founded in 1961 and it’s composed of mostly smallholders with 80% of its fazendas smaller than 7 hectares. It is a point of reference in the global specialty coffee community, with its coffees garnering countless quality awards throughout the years.
Coffees are grown between 900 and 1500 masl. The mountainous terroir, with ideal natural conditions and decades of specialty coffee producing practices, have contributed to the production of high-quality coffees. Given the terrain, 95% of the picking is done manually.