Minas Gerais, BRAZIL
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.
ORIGIN: CERRADO MINEIRO
ALTITUDE: 950 meters
COFFEE VARIETY: ACAIÁ
FLAVOR: Chocolate, Citrus, Nutty
Organic, Fair Trade, Rain Forest Alliance, UTZ, Brazil Specialty Coffee Association
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.
ALTITUDE: 2100 meters
COFFEE VARIETY: Heirloom
PROCESSING: Honey Natural
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.
Farms located in the municipality of Jinotega within the department of Jinotega, Nicaragua
1,150 - 1500 meters
Fully washed and dried in the sun and mechanical driers
Caturra, Catuai, Bourbon, Catimor, and Marogogype