Sitio Baixadão is located in the famed Mantiqueira de Minas region of Brazil. In 2011 this region received special recognition as a PGI (Protected Geographical Indication) for the quality and distinctiveness of the coffee that is grown there. The region lies on the Minas Gerais side of the Serra de Mantiqueira, a mountain range that spreads into the neighbouring São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro states.
Baixadão is owned and operated by Sebastião Afonso Da Silva and his son Helisson. The farm sprung to international fame in 2014 when it won the Cup of Excellence with a 95.18 scoring natural catuai - the highest score awarded in any Cup of Excellence competition to date. This incredible accolade is testament to the incredible work that Sebastião, Helisson and their team do at the farm.