In Brazil, the image of Bahia’s state can be easily associated with beautiful beaches and amazing warm weather but drive 600km away from Salvador (the State’s capital) and you’ll find Piatã, a town famous for producing very unique pulped-natural coffees. Piatã is located between two mountain ranges, and very close to Chapada Diamantina National Park - the highest peak of Bahia – with altitudes that range from 1200m to 1400m above sea level.
The high altitudes and mild temperatures that vary from 10°C to 26°C, make Piatã a very especial and privileged coffee growing region in Brazil. For over a century, this area was famous by its gemstones and beautiful mountain scenery. Today, it is the specialty coffee that attracts the attention of enthusiasts from all over the world, as the cup profile is very distinctive, bright and clear.
The micro-climate of Piatã makes it possible to delay the ripeness process and that is the reason why the coffee is able to embody so many sugars. The region started to gain international recognition during the 2009 Cup of Excellence (COE), where half of the top 10 coffees were from Chapada Diamantina region.