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cerrado-fazAguaLimpia

Anyway, back to coffee. The afternoon after our callibration cupping we went to a Cerrado farm, Fazenda Agua Limpia (Clean Water), owned by Sergio de Assisi. It is a great example of the Cerrado coffee production system. I suppose you notice how flat it is. Cerrado is a flat plateau that is a Savanah-like grass land with occasional shrubby trees. Coffee here is grown in spaced rows, like vineyards, and the early pickings are done my machines that knock down only red cherry, and collect them mechanically. Later picking are done by hand.