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Agricultural commodity

COFFEE

It's hard to talk about the history of Brazil without mentioning this ingredient. The history of coffee in Brazil began in the 17th century when the first plant was brought to the north of the country.

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The planting spread to other states, and by 1860, coffee farms in Vale do Paraíba represented 60% of the world's production. Later on, the lands in Rio de Janeiro did not produce as well, and soon São Paulo and Minas Gerais became the largest producers, giving rise to the "coffee with milk" politics that lasted for many years.

The grain export was essential for the country's economic growth, and today Brazil is the largest producer of coffee in the world, producing approximately 61 million 60 kg bags in 2020, according to Embrapa.

Arabica coffee is the most commonly cultivated type in Brazil, and Minas Gerais remains the largest producing state, accounting for 60% of Brazil's coffee crops and 66% of the total production of this species in the country.

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