|Grower||Growers from the Mantiqueira Region|
Brazil Mantiqueira de Minas Natural Red Acaia 16+ is sourced from a familyowned farms in the Mantiqueira de Minas region within the state Minas Gerais,Brazil. The Mantiqueira de Minas region has a protected designation of origin(PDO) because of regions renowned coffee reputation and optimal growingconditions. The region is comprised of 25 municipalities with more than 9,000producers, nearly 90 percent considered small producers. These small producersare organized through cooperatives that operate in the region to bring their coffeeto the international market. This collective of small producers is distinct in Brazilwhere lots often come from larger estates that use highly mechanized processingstrategies to manage larger volumes.