Matas de Minas From Lavras we headed north to Manhuaçu, the major coffee trading center of the Matas de Minas Coffee Region. As I have mentioned in previous blog entries, although this region is historically known in Brazil for its low-quality coffee, within the past few years it has been […]
Vicosa. Maximum production of the coffee plant occurs in its second and third years of growth. This is a relatively new technique (4 yrs) that capitalizes on this. Coffee is planted and then harvested every two years by stumping the plant (cutting it off at the base).