Cerrado Mineiro is a large and predominantly flat region in the state of Minas Gerais in southeastern Brazil. According to The Cerrado Coffee Growers Federation (CCGF), this region accounts for 12.7% of Brazil’s annual production.
This region is also the first in Brazil to receive a protected designation of origin status, meaning coffee labeled "Cerrado" has to actually come from Cerrado. The designation of origin is one of the many steps towards increased traceability in the region. However, the status isn’t just about traceability, it’s also about the quality and diversity of flavours. According to the CCGF, the designation of origin is a demarcated territory that produces a coffee with unique characteristics that cannot be found anywhere else.
This coffee is sourced from Danilo Barbosa and his farm Fazenda Cachoeira in Cerrado Mineiro. The farm has been in the Barbosa Family for generations, and is still entirely run by them.
This strain of Yellow Catuai is considered a peaberry. This term is used because only one bean develops inside the coffee cherry instead of two. Peaberry coffee tends to be more acid and have complex aromatic ranges.