From the town of Piata, coffees from Bahia have a delicate acidity, a remarkable cleanness due to the Pulped-Natural choice of process. Home of the latest Pulped Natural CoE’s of Brazil.
Piatã, a town located between two mountain ranges, and close to Diamantina Plateau National Park, is the highest point in Bahia, at 1,400m above sea level. The high altitudes and temperatures that vary from 2°C to 18°C in the winter make Piatã a very unique and privileged coffee growing region in Brazil. The area is situated in the latitude 13º South, closer to the Equator line than the traditional coffee regions in Brazil, such as Minas Gerais and Sao Paulo. That’s why producers from Piatã can grow coffee in higher altitudes without worrying about frost.
As cooler temperatures and higher altitudes contribute to the coffee quality, this region has very favourable conditions. Piata has been renowned for producing some of the best pulped natural coffees in Brazil, ranging from blends to single origins. This results in sweet coffees, usually Catuaí, with low acidity and a full body.
Almost 95% of all farms in Piatã are only between 1 and 8 hectares in size, making locally produced coffee beans truly a cottage industry. These small farms rely solely on fair trade buyers who care about their products and practices.
The region of Bahia is known for its Cup of Excellence, but Bahia is also one of the poorest farming regions in Brazil. Our supplier Minas Hill recently visited the region and put together a co-op of farmers to put this super blend together so they could receive the best possible price to help them rise above the poverty line, bag by bag.