Brazil Sul De Minas 17/18 FC SS is sourced from two family estates in the Sul de Minas growing region near the city of Varginha within the state of Minas Gerais, Brazil. Fazenda da Onça was established by the Ferraz family in the early 1900s after Minas Gerais replaced its gold mining industry with coffee cultivation. Fazenda Campo da Chapada was established late in the 1950s after the the Botrel family’s cattle business was left with an unpaid debt from a bankrupt company that had purchased their cattle. Like the gold mines of Minas Gerais, the land was transformed into a coffee estate, which the Botrel family continues to manage today. Both families manage their estates on a foundation of tradition but they also work closely with the MinaSul cooperative where their coffees are evaluated and prepared for export using state-of-the-art milling equipment.