Ana Cecilia Gondim Velloso Branco
Name: São Luiz
Municipality: Carmo do Paranaiba / Minas Gerais
Average altitude: 1095 meters
Average temperature: 24 ºC
About your grower
Ana Cecília Gondim Velloso Branco started her career in coffee in 2014, but the DNA of coffee farming is already in her family. His grandfather is one of the pioneers who explored the Cerrado Mineiro region to plant coffee in the late 1970s in Carmo do Paranaíba, in the state of Minas Gerais. Ana Cecília, in addition to being a producer, is responsible for selling the family's specialty coffees. There are 350 hectares that produce about 13 thousand bags a year, 50% of the annual production of high quality coffees. Ana Cecília recognizes that the quality of her coffee depends on the excellent characteristics of the Cerrado Mineiro Region and is also the result of the work of a committed team and a passion for the production of specialty coffees. Some employees of the post-harvest team have been working with the family for 20 years, always training and modernizing their concepts. The family coffee was already the champion in the Peeled Cherry category in 2013 and 2017 of the Cerrado Mineiro Region Award.
About Cerrado Mineiro Region
Designation of Origin
The Cerrado Mineiro Region is a world recognized high quality coffee producing origin - the first “Designation of Origin” in Brazil, located in northwest of Minas Gerais State.
Having well-defined seasons - a hot, wet summer and a pleasantly dry winter - is a strong characteristic of the region. The coffee plantations are cultivated in areas with altitudes varying between 800 and 1,300 meters, the result being high quality coffees with a unique identity.
The coffees are “Origin and Quality Guareanteed” by the Cerrado Mineiro Region - D.O. Regulatory Board.
Our official production process
The Designation of Origin oficial production process emphasizes and values the characteristics of our terroir. Only coffees grown inside the officially delimited area and that followed the rules of the production process defined by our Regulatory Board may have the Cerrado Mineiro Region - D.O. assured by the Guaranteed Origin and Quality Seal.
Producing farms must be located within the Designation of Origin delimited area;
Minimum altitude of 800 meters, reaching up to 1,300 meters;
Coffea arabica is the official specie;
Minimum quality of 80pts based on SCAA* methodology;
The use of good practices and respect to Brazilian laws;
Coffee lots must be warehoused only in the accredited cooperatives;
Only the official coffee bag, identified with the Guaranteed Origin and Quality Seal., must be used.
Origin and Quality reportsOIC Code: 002/3220/0463
City of destination: London, Reino Unido
Place of sealing: Cafeeira Porta do Céu Ltda
Lot code: 7898328781575981375