In Sao Paulo, near the border with Minas Gerais, there’s a micro-region called Circuito das Águas Paulista.
Amparo, Serra Negra, Socorro e Monte Alegre do Sul are the principal producing counties all connected by the tradition on coffee cultivation.
A mountains chain dominates the landscape with altitudes from 900m to 1400m. The annual average temperature of 20°C, plenty of sunshine and dry winds are supporters of a slow and complete maturation.
Mundo Novo – Cross between Sumatra & Red Bourbon. It’s tree is large and vigorous, highly productive and excellent cup quality.
Catuaí – Cross between Mundo Novo and Caturra. This breed aimed to combine Mundo Novo resilience with low size and productivity of Caturra.
In Brazilian Native language Tupi-Guarani, Catuaí is translated as ‘Very Good’.
Characteristics in the cup: It is sweet with a flowery aroma, long-lasting vanilla after taste, these attributes are present in each harvest and has repeatedly achieved the highest rating of excellence.