History of Brazilian coffee
Coffee is the standard form of welcome in the home of all Brazilians - a cup of coffee is always offered to friends and visitors. Coffee is also part of doing business - no meeting is held without offering coffee.
Coffee arrived in Northern Brazil, more precisely in Belém in the state of Pará, in 1727, brought from French Guiana to Brazil. Due to Brazilian climatic conditions, coffee cultivation spread quickly, with production geared to the domestic market. Coffee production spread through the states of Maranhão, Bahia, Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, Paraná and Minas Gerais. For almost a century, coffee represented the greatest Brazilian wealth, which accelerated the development of Brazil and gave it a place on the international market. Coffee culture led to the emergence of urban centers throughout the interior of the states of São Paulo, Southern Minas Gerais and Northern Paraná. Railroads were built to allow the flow of production, replacing animal transportation and boosting inter-regional trade in other important goods. From then on, coffee and the Brazilian people became inseparable.
Today, coffee continues to be one of the most important products for Brazil and is arguably the most Brazilian of all!
Brazilian coffee is a world passion!