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Coffee Farms in Brazil Every Traveler Need to Visit

Updated: Apr 22, 2022

Brazil is the largest coffee producer in the world. Brazil produces the most exquisite types of coffee beans in the world. The land here is fertile and flat, making it the perfect place to cultivate coffee. Brazil's size of coffee farms ranges from small family-owned farms to those big enough to supply the whole country.

Brazilian coffee is famous because the country has a vast, flat terrain and low altitude. When it comes to coffee cultivation, altitude plays a vital role. The lower the altitude, the less acidic it is. Giving Brazilian coffee the sweet flavor it is famous for worldwide.

This is why you can spot a lot of coffee farms in Rio das Flores. If you are interested in visiting a coffee farm but need a place to stay, book a room with us at Kings Boutique Hotel.

Brazilian Coffee History

Brazilian Coffee History

Brazilian coffee history dates back to 1727. It is said a coffee plant was stolen from French Guiana under the order of Portugal’s government. That plant was first cultivated in the Pará state. From then onwards, the coffee plantation spread widely throughout Brazil.

The coffee farms in Brazil are known as “fazendas”. These fazendas increased when the coffee demand exceeded production. You will come across numerous farms. These family-owned farms have rapidly increased in the past few years. Mainly to meet the market demand for coffee in Europe and America.

Coffee Plantation in Brazil

Coffee Plantation in Brazil

In Brazil, the coffee production business is so successful that out of 26 Brazilian states, 13 states produce coffee. The coffee farms stretch from north to south of the country. The maximum production yield is from Minas Gerais and Bahia.

Minas Gerais alone contributes 50% of the country’s total production yield. The coffee business in Brazil is enormous, but at the same time, problems of coffee cultivation in Brazil exist, causing loss to small-scale farms. Due to high coffee demand, farmers harvest cherries using machines, because of which unripe beans go to waste.

Although Brazil coffee is famous worldwide, the farmers with low yield have to pay more for fertilizer than they earn by selling the beans. Also, many farmers don't have access to the international market, and even if they do get access through a third party, it is not worth the price they pay to produce coffee beans. This is why you’ll see that many coffee farms offer tours and have a café on the side to generate extra revenue.

Types of Coffee

Types of Coffee

Brazil produces several species of coffee beans. Coffee varieties like; Bourbon, Acaiá, Mundo Novo, and Catuaí are the types that cover a significant portion of the coffee area in Brazil. In terms of production, Arabica and Robusta species of coffee have covered the global demand. Arabica contributes 70%, and Robusta contributes 30% to global coffee production.

Even Bourbon Santos, the best Brazilian coffee, has a variety of Arabica species. Its mild and buttery flavor adds a smooth texture to the beverage. Each sip of this coffee is like a burst of nutty and sweet flavors in your mouth.

This unique taste makes it the most popular among the masses. Minas Gerais and Sao Paulo coffee plantations produce batches of Arabica species for domestic and international markets. You can try various Brazilian coffee from our menu. The natural sweetness and nuttiness will have you coming back for more and more!

List of Coffee Farms

List of Coffee Farms

A lot of the Brazilian coffee farms are open for visitors. The most popular among tourists are ‘Fazenda da Taquara’ in Rio de Janeiro and ‘Tozan Farm’ in São Paulo.

If you plan to visit a coffee farm while staying in Rio das Flores, then Fazenda do Paraízo is a place worth seeing. It’s a colonial-era coffee farm only a 15-minute drive away from our cozy and relaxing establishment. Hotel Fazenda União is also a historical coffee farm just a few minutes away from the city center.

Our ideal location makes it the perfect distance to visit these farms while riding a bike. You can rent a bike from us to soak in the fresh air while getting a glimpse of these glorious coffee farms in Rio das Flores.

Here are a few more coffee farm regions you need to check out in Brazil:

  • Sul de Minas

  • Matas de Minas

  • Mogiana

  • Centro-Oeste de São Paulo

  • Norte Pioneiro


If you are a coffee lover, you must know how a good coffee cup can instantly change your mood. Brazil agriculture extensively focuses on producing the best coffee varieties to take your coffee experience to new heights.

Moreover, the Brazil coffee price covers a wide range. You’ll find the cheapest and the most exquisite variety here. While visiting coffee farms in Brazil, you’ll discover so many variants of coffee while you take in the magnificent view of mansions often found near the farm.

A visit to a Brazil coffee farm will make sure you never compromise on choosing beans for your morning coffee ever. So book a room with us and start tasting the wonders of coffee in Brazil.


Q1. Which country produces the most coffee in the world?

Brazil is unarguably the largest coffee producer in the world. Brazilian coffee makes up around 25% of the total global coffee production.

Q2. Where is coffee grown in Brazil?

Coffee plantations in Brazil are spread across 14 different regions of the country. However, the Southern states are where the Robusta species grow. And in the northern states, the rest of the species grow. If you visit Minas Gerais, Sao Paulo, and Rio de Janeiro, you will come across some significant Brazilian coffee farms.

Q3. How many coffee farms are in Brazil?

There are around 300,000 coffee farms in Brazil. You will find farms of all sizes in Brazil. There are farms as small as family-owned farms and even large-scale businesses. The state with the most amount of coffee farms in Minas Gerais.

Q4. What are coffee farms called in Brazil?

The coffee farms in Brazil are called “Fazendas”.These are coffee plantations found all over the country. They are responsible for producing most of the country's coffee. These farms typically date all the way back to colonial times.

Q5. Where is most coffee grown in Brazil?

Most of the coffee is grown in the state of Minas Gerais. Coffee cultivation is the most popular and widespread business in this state, thus contributing to 50% of coffee plantations in Brazil.

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