Brazil-Ferreira

Producer

  • Augusto Borges Ferreira

Location

  • Serra da Mantiqueira, Minas Gerais, Brazil

Altitude

  • 1200-1250m

Process

  • Natural

Variety

  • Terra Nova – Yellow Catuai
  • Boa Vista – Red Catuai
  • Santa Clara – Yellow Catuai
  • Fortaleza Capadocia – Yellow Catucai

Tasting Notes

  • Terra Nova – Sweet & Balanced, Yellow Fruits, Almond
  • Boa Vista – Intense & Heavy Body, Pomelo Skin, Almond
  • Santa Clara – Sweet & Winey, Grapes, Berries
  • Fortaleza Capadocia – Clean, Milk Chocolate, Bright Acidity

Story

A longstanding part of our Direct Trade Program. When we sourced this coffee, we had one goal in mind – to develop a coffee with very high sweetness and solid body.

The opportunity came during our 2016 sourcing trip, when we met Sr Ferreira, who runs a small farm in the highlands. The altitude is ideal for the latitude and soil a rich orange. An unrelenting focus on flavor intensity, 100% of the farm’s coffees are processed naturally, basking in the warm glow of Brazil’s sun.

After we pushed new ideas regarding drying and fermentation, the result is an almost honey-like sweetness and rich body. We purchased the entire batch.

With those proceeds, the farm now boasts color sorters for selection, resting tanks and a greenhouse for controlled drying. In 20178, the farm placed Seventh in the prestigious Brazil Cup of Excellence – a spectacular result for the small farm, and testament to the results we can achieve with our producers.

For a Sustainable Future

  • Environmental: Water Preservation, Forest Conservation
  • Economic: Value Creation
  • Social: Fair Trade
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