The Coffee Buyer’s Guide to Brazil

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Rondônia, Rio de Janeiro, and Other Regions

CBGB 4.07 Planalto Central

Harvest: May–September
Altitude: 1,000–1,200 metres (3,280–3,940 feet) above sea level
Rainfall: 850–1,650 millimetres (33–65 inches)
Temperature: 20–27°C (72–79°F)

Planalto Central (Central Plateau) generally refers to the Brazilian Highlands, the high plateau region that covers more than half of the country’s land area. The term is often used to refer specifically to locations in Brasília, however, which lies in the heart of the Planalto. The Brazilian Specialty Coffee Association uses the Planalto Central descriptor to refer to coffee grown in the Distrito Federal (Federal District), the small state that surrounds the capital city (BSCA 2021).

The Federal District lies in the east of Goiás,