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We took a side trip to the micro-region Chapadao do Ferro, to visit Fazenda Paraiso. You'll see a lot more about the Cerrado coffee cultivation technique later, and since it was late in the day when we went to Chapadao, the trip was all too brief. Ferro means ferrous, iron, referring to the red, iron-rich soils. This is a very special micro-region because it has better altitude than much of Cerrado (1200m -1300m) and different soild conditions. Why? Because it is in the caldera of an extinct volcano, the only one in all of Cerrado!