Located in Minas Gerais, Sul de Minas, the Mantiqueria de Minas area was the first to get a
Geographical Indication in the Brazilian coffee industry (supported and developed by BSCA) and
this fresh approach – akin to ‘terroir’ in the wine industry is redefining how people view specialty
coffee from Brazil. There are 25 counties in the region with 7,800 producers, 89% of which are
small holders. The area comprises 69,500 hectares and altitude ranges from 900 to 1,500 masl.
All coffees are minimum 84 SCAA points and many enter the late harvest Cup of Excellence in
Brazil. We were the first importer in the world to source import and promote these coffees. Each
bag of coffee is marked with the logo and the QR code giving access to information on each
producer(s) and their coffees by entering it here: http://www.mantiqueirademinas.com.br/tracking
Sítio da Torre is situated in the municipality of Carmo de Minas, in the Mantiqueira de Minas
Indication of Origin region, with coffee crops varying from 1,100 to 1,300 masl. Sítio da Torre
family are 4th generation coffee-producers. Since 2003 they have been using pulp natural
method as well as continuing to produce natural coffee. They have a high focus on quality
control the whole way through the process, as well as looking after the environment. The coffee
is dried on cement patios which are numbered so that the coffee has full traceability.