CBGB 4.12 Recap and Glossary

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  • Rondônia is the second-largest producer of canephora in Brazil and the fifth-largest coffee-producing region in Brazil.
  • The subregion Matas de Rondônia was granted a Denominação de Origem (DO) in June of 2021.
  • Acre and Mato Grosso are also important canephora producers.
  • Rio de Janeiro was a historically important center for coffee production, but it is no longer a major producer.
  • Ceará state was known for its high-quality coffee in the nineteenth century, but is no longer an important producer.
  • The central states of Goiás and the Federal District include some of the most productive arabica-growing regions per hectare in Brazil.
  • Caparaó, a small region that lies partly in Minas Gerais and partly in Espírito Santo, has recently been recognised for its high-quality coffee — especially for coffee harvested late in the season.
  • Caparaó was awarded a Denominação de Origem (DO) in February of 2021.
  • The states of Pernambuco and Mato Grosso do Sul produce small amounts of arabica.



Clonal seedlings Seedlings produced by cloning rather than grown from seed. Because Coffea canephora is not self-fertilising, stable varieties cannot be grown from seed. Instead, plant breeders can reproduce plants with desirable traits by growing cuttings into seedlings. Seedlings produced this way are genetically identical to the parent plant.


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