In the annual Cup of Excellence ("COE") competition, the state of Minas Gerais is always the biggest winner, bagging 70% of the awards, and most of the credit goes to its southern region Sul de Minas. In the entire Minas Gerais region, the tiny Carmo de Minas is especially outstanding due to its geography and weather conditions. Hence this place is rightly described as "a Gift from God".
The cousins, Jacques Pereira Carneiro and Luis Paulo, are the life and soul of the coffee industry in Carmo de Minas. They are both from the Pereira family, with Luis Paulo even assuming the role of CEO of the Brazil Specialty Coffee Association. The Pereira family has a hundred year legacy in coffee cultivation with six famous coffee estates under its purview.
Carmo de Minas is a beautiful place. Located in the southern region of Sul de Minas, it is topographically unique. It has soil that is steeped in rich minerals and volcanic rock content, and excellent water from its naturally carbonated springs that even led to the establishment of a park for carbonated springs. The changing microclimate has enabled it to become an important place in Brazil with regards to the cultivation of high quality coffee beans, and also precisely the reason for its numerous victories despite being constrained by size. Carmo de Minas also independently organizes an annual competition called "Best of Carmo de Minas", and one might even say that it is the tournament for the top 10 winners of COE as most participants are winners of COE, including the champion of COE. Carmo de Minas as a coffee production region is evidently important.
Description of taste: Jujube fruit, Peanut chocolates, Vanilla plant, Cane sugar, Nuts, Clean and fragrant.