The Cerrado Mineiro is the most qualitative producing region in the state of Minas Gerais, so much so is had a PDO for coffee . This very large and flat area allows for a large-scale mechanised production, offering the world a large volume of high quality Arabica. This terroir is most known for produces sweet round cups with low acidity and chocolate and hazelnut notes.
The vocation of our "Linda" is to bring you a satisfying cup quality, above the market average, solid and regular.
This supply chain doesn’t have the aim to change or improve the industry, but rather, this coffee is here to provide you with a good coffee fairly priced, and with no fuss.
This Cerrado Mineiro ensures a score above 80 points and provides the tranquility of a constant quality and a larger availability.
Purchased directly from Expocaccer, a regional cooperative recognized for the quality of its work and with whom we have established a relationship over several years; this coffee gathers the following specifications:
- Cerrado mineiro Denomination of Origin
- 17/18 screen beans and NY2 defects
- A Strictly Soft Fine Cup. And this is where our QC work comes to action. Every and each lot is controlled by our quality lab and cupped by Qgraders to ensure you get the consistent profile you expect. Over the last few years, all LINDA lots have received a score between 81.5 and 83 points and the number of defects is systematically checked.
Expocaccer works with more than 1000 producers in the Cerrado Mineiro region, in the west of the state of Minas Gerais. The cooperative exports over 1 million bags per year.
The supply chain of this coffee, because it must remain affordable, does not allow us to push its traceability beyond its designation of origin.
To do so, and for the same price, we would be forced to buy coffee from very large, conventional mechanised farms, which, according to our philosophy, does not contribute to making our purchase a more sustainable act. Instead, we have chosen to focus our active sourcing efforts on promoting a fairly remunerated small-scale agriculture and supporting projects that reduce our environmental impact. We will always be happy to discuss these projects with you, so don't hesitate to contact our team to find out more!
As far as this coffee is concerned, we prefer to keep our approach simple, pragmatic and sincere while continuing to provide you with the stability that this beautiful cup of LINDA has always given us.
A young coffee-producing region, Cerrado began production in the early 1960s and is today internationally recognized for its quality. Located in the state of Minas Gerais, in western Brazil, the Cerrado has however suffered from the increasingly important usurpation of its name and reputation by neighboring regions. A few years ago, 10 million bags left the country with the name "Cerrado", while the real production capacity of the region was 5 million bags.
In 2013, the producers obtained the Denomination of Origin (DO) "Cerrado Minerio". A sign of quality which certifies the authenticity of the coffee, proving that the latter does indeed come from the region and has qualities specific to its terroir of origin. Thus, consumers and roasters are guaranteed to taste an Arabica coffee (a blend of varieties with mainly Mundo Novo and Catuaí) produced in the region delimited by the certification, at an altitude between 800m and 1300m and that it has obtained at least 80 points following the SCAA punctuation during tasting.
Today, the DO brings together 4,500 producers spread over 17,000 hectares and is supported by 9 cooperatives, 7 associations and 1 foundation. An independent body certifies the quality of the coffees, in order to define whether they can be certified "Cerrado Mineiro" or not.