The Coffee Buyer’s Guide to Brazil

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Rondônia, Rio de Janeiro, and Other Regions

CBGB 4.09 Acre

Harvest: March–August
Elevation: 150–300 metres (490–980 feet) above sea level
Rainfall: 1,600–2,300 millimetres (63–91 inches)
Temperature: 22–26°C (72–79°F)

The state of Acre lies in the far northwest of Brazil, along the borders with Bolivia and Peru. The state lies fully within the Amazon rainforest and was first developed economically during the rubber boom of the late nineteenth century. The first commercially important coffee-growing in the state began after a severe frost in 1994 raised global coffee prices (de Sa et al 2001).

A rubber plantation in the Acre rainforest,