Our Brazil Salmo Plus Natural is a blend of 100% Cerrado region coffees from 12 producers. The coffee was purchased at farm-gate and processed by Volcafe Santos, in their facility in Varginha, Minas Gerais.
In Brazil the natural process means ripe and raisin cherries are collected, cleaned, and separated by weight at washing stations. The pre-drying process occurs under the sun between 2 to 7 days or more (farmers favor a full sun-dried process whenever possible) and finalized in mechanical driers followed by 30 days of resting in wood boxes to stabilize the moisture content of the dry coffee.
The Cerrado Region Cerrado de Minas is located in the northwest of Minas Gerais state. The region is a big plateau where the predominant topography is flat to slightly hilly. The altitude varies throughout the region, from 900 to 1250 meters above sea level.
The combination of well-defined seasons, abundant sunlight throughout the year, advanced farming techniques, and entrepreneurial spirit forged the pillars that sustain Cerrado.
Cerrado also is one of the most complex biodiverse regions in the world. The area is home to roughly 5% of all species on earth.