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CERRADO COFFEE

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Cerrado coffee is generally clean with a good body (creamy mouthfeel), low acidity, well-balanced, and often exhibiting a nutty and even slightly caramelly flavor when light-roasted, perhaps even malty, though more chocolaty if given a darker roast.

COFFEE GROWING IN THE CERRADO REGION 


Coffee growing elevations in the Cerrado region average about 850 meters and the growing areas are huge, providing large quantities of coffee. Mechanical harvesting and mass processing are the norm with Cerrado coffee, providing large amounts of coffee which is exported from the country. The Cerrado is a vast tropical savanna ecoregion of Brazil, particularly in the states of Goiás, Mato Grosso do Sul, Mato Grosso, Tocantins, Minas Gerais and the Federal District. 


The core areas of the Cerrado are the Brazilian highlands, the Planalto. The main habitat types of the Cerrado consist of forest savanna, wooded savanna, park savanna and gramineous-woody savanna. Savanna wetlands and gallery forests are also included. 


The second largest of Brazil's major habitat types, after the Amazonian rainforest, the Cerrado accounts for a full 21 percent of the country's land area (extending marginally into Paraguay and Bolivia).