The most common processing method is Natural because the climate and altitude are favourable. However, washed coffees can also be found on these properties and the diversity of drying techniques can vary from African beds to drying patios to mechanical dryers.
According to the Alta Mogiana Specialty Coffee Association (AMSC), the region comprises a total of 450 thousand hectares of which 60 thousand hectares dedicated exclusively to coffee production.
An average of 200 million coffee plants grown in these lands and are responsible for producing 1 million bags (59kg) per year. In order to harvest this amount of coffee and still meet the requirements of the specialty coffee market, lots of technology and science are applied on these farms. The new generation of producers are bringing a beautiful movement of fresh ideas and very good coffees.