The Coffee Buyer’s Guide to Brazil

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Bahia, Espírito Santo, and Paraná

CBGB 3.07 Conilon Capixaba

Harvest: April–August
Elevation: 400–600 metres (1,310–1,970 feet) above sea level
Rainfall: 900–1,300 millimetres (35–51 inches)
Temperature: 22–26°C (72–79°F)

A coffee plantation near Montanha, in northeast Espírito Santo. Farms in this region are among the most productive in the state.

In the lower-lying areas of Espírito Santo, coffee farmers grow conilon, the typically Brazilian lineage of Coffea canephora. The federal government encouraged farmers to replace arabica trees with conilon during the 1960s in response to enduring low arabica prices (Sales et al 2013),