Want to know how the green coffee bean becomes a delicious drink? If you are a coffee enthusiast, this itinerary is specially designed for you. Travel to the south of Minas Gerais state, deep in the picturesque Brazilian countryside, and learn about the sustainable coffee growing. The farms are set in the beautiful mountains of Serra da Mantiqueira, totally off the beaten path. The region is part of the old royal road, Estrada Real, stretching from Diamantina to Paraty. Visit family-run coffee farms and taste the best gourmet coffee from first hands. Walk among plantations, smelling the aroma at the time of flowering, noticing the fruit growing or watching the harvest. From May to September it’s the harvest time, so you can have fun picking coffee cherries. Speak with the farm owners who will be your guides, stay in charming country inns and enjoy exceptional Minas Gerais gastronomy and hospitality. Top it up with a spectacular balloon ride above the green hills and valleys of Serra da Mantiqueira. The trip can be done the other way around, adapted and changed, according to your preference. You can start in from Belo Horizonte, Sao Paulo or Rio de Janeiro. Add this epicurean experience to your Brazil holiday. The program is an excellent choice for gourmets, for families travelling with children, a group of friends or couples, as well as for senior travellers.