Campos Altos. Akio took me to Campos Altos, on the outskirts of the Cerrado region. He wanted to introduce me to Ze Maria Domigues, a reputable producer known for quality. Ze Maria has been able to preserve a strain of Bourbon Coffee on his farm that is both resistant and full of flavor. There is the theory that older strains are less “watered-down” and more flavorful.
Joel with Ze Maria, next to his “Heirloom Bourbon.”
Walking through the fields, Ze Maria was ebulient about all things coffee, especially with his production for next year as evinced here.