Altitude: 3100 ft
Variety: Acaia, Catucai, Mundo Novo, Bourbon, Icatu
Processing Method: Pulp Natural
Aroma: rich, sweet vanilla
Taste: dark chocolate, robust, subtle vanilla
Located near the town of Perdizes, Cerrado region, in Minas Gerais, the farm is owned by Ricardo de Aguiar Resende and his wife Gisele, third generation coffee producers from Cerrado. They live on the farm and are completely dedicated to it. Together, they have developed several social projects including housing which benefit the workers and the neighboring community.They have established and built a school and a complete educational program for the children of the workers. The farm produces 100% organic coffee, closely monitored by a full time agricultural engineer to study consistency and quality. The farm consists of 975 hectares, out of which 580 are planted in coffee (895,000 coffee trees). In addition to coffee, there are other areas dedicated to livestock such as cattle and pigs. Environmental preservation is top priority for the owners. The farm has invested on replanting native trees, caring for the native fauna and flora. A very intense reforestation process for shade trees has been implemented.
About Our Coffee
Certified organic coffee is produced according to sustainable practices, without the use of synthetic fertilizers, pesticides, or other harmful agrochemicals. In order for a coffee to be certified organic, the farm must undergo evaluation from an independent certifying agency. The U.S. has its own organic standards, requiring a roasting facility to be annually inspected and certified in order to be labeled ’organic.’
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A traditional farming method in which coffee trees are grown alongside other crops under a canopy of taller trees. The mixture of vegetation prevents erosion and protects the coffee from harsh weather. Shade grown farms also provide vital wildlife habitat.
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