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Minas Gerais, BRAZIL

GROWER

Ricardo de Aguiar Rezende

Located near the town of Persizes in the Minas Gerais region of Brazil, the Nossa Senhora de Fatima farm is owned by Ricardo de Aguiar Resende and his wife Gisele. Both have a life time of experience and are 3rd generation coffee producers. Living on the farm they have dedicated themselves to their work, environmental protection and preservation along with ensuring a high-level of quality and taste standards have become top priorities for Ricardo and Gisele. Along with being a coffee producer Ricardo is an agronomist engineer and has invested in replanting native trees, fostering the growth of the native flora and fauna, and developing a reforestation program for shade trees. As a pioneer of organic development in Brazil the farm has been certified organic and contributes to economic, social, and environmental development and aims to give sustainability to organic coffee production.

 

FARM FACTS

ORIGIN: CERRADO MINEIRO

ALTITUDE: 950 meters

COFFEE VARIETY: ACAIÁ

PROCESSING: Natural

FLAVOR: Chocolate, Citrus, Nutty

CERTIFICATIONS: 

Organic, Fair Trade, Rain Forest Alliance, UTZ, Brazil Specialty Coffee Association

 

 

YIRGACHEFFE, GIDEO-ETHIOPIA

 

Grower

Small Scale Growers

The village has a population of 100,000 and has a health centre, high school and many other services. Thirty percent of all coffee bearing the much sough after Yirgacheffe names comes from this specific area. 

 

FARM FACTS

ORIGIN: Yirgacheffe

ALTITUDE: 2100 meters

COFFEE VARIETY: Heirloom

PROCESSING: Honey Natural

CERTIFICATIONS: ORGANIC

 

NICARAGUA ORGANIC JINOTEGA PARAISO

 

GROWER: Juan de Dios Castillo and Miriam Aruaz (J&M Family Coffee)

Nicaragua Organic Jinotega Paraíso coffee comes from five small farms located in the municipality of Jinotega within the department of Jinotega, Nicaragua. Juan de Dios Castillo and his wife Miriam Aruaz began buying the land to form the Paraíso farms in the 1980’s with money earned from their tailor shop, which is still in operation today. Much of the coffee business has been passed on to Juan and Miriam’s five children who formed J&M Family Coffee (“J” for Juan and “M” for Miriam) to export high quality coffee without compromising the environment. J&M Family Coffee operates their own wet and dry mill, which gives them full control of processing the coffee.

 

REGION:

Farms located in the municipality of Jinotega within the department of Jinotega, Nicaragua

ALTITUDE:

1,150 - 1500 meters

PROCESS:

Fully washed and dried in the sun and mechanical driers

VARIETY:

Caturra, Catuai, Bourbon, Catimor, and Marogogype

SOIL:

Volcanic Loam

Certification:

Organic