Situated on the border of Sul De Minas and the Cerrado sits the mountainous region of ILicnea with farms rising from 1100 – 1320 masl before the land falls away into the expanse of the cerrado. The area is made up of 6 communities. This beautiful area is blessed with a micro climate that provides conditions for producing unique and intriguing coffees. The regions soil is known as cambisolo where the rock is still turning to soil, this places its own unique stress on the plants and the maturation on the cherry. Prior the growers here really struggled with the winds that ravaged the crops, through inquisition and help they have put in systems and planted to trees to help minimise the affect of the wind. The region is still relatively new in terms of knowledge about it as coffees were previously sold under the names of other regions until recently. Now these farms are being recognised for the unique coffees they produce in relation to the region & Brazil.
Edelvanio Pereira is a coffee grower born in Tres Pontas and has been working in coffee for 32 years. He is very happy to share his passion and now work on the farm with his son in law Zeliomar where together they look to continuously improve and modify their farming practices. Edelvanio is also concerned about the environment and is conscious of working together all year round taking good care of the crops as well as the farms natural flora & fauna.
During the harvest, they hire 3 or 4 people for one month to help with the manual harvest and once collected the coffee is patio dried or placed in a mechanical drier where they pay very close attention to ensure a smooth and gentle drying process.