MILAN – The specialty coffees produced in the North of Parana Pioneer (Brazil) from now will have the certificate of Origin Geographical Indication (PGI), certified by the National Institute of Intellectual Property (INPI).
According to the Ministry of Agriculture, the region involves 45 cities and has 7,500 growers, who are responsible for production of 1.3 million bags benefited. Only two coffee producing regions were the official record: Cerrado Mineiro and Serra da Mantiqueira, both in Minas Gerais.
The certification gives identity to the product, to guarantee the origin, production processes and some sensory characteristics of the coffee produced in the region, according to the standards set by the INPI to grant the quality seal.
The Ministry of Agriculture says that the certificate is recognition of the particular qualities of the product, adding value in domestic and international markets, as well as visibility and projection region in the world.