BRAZIL BAHIA Socially and environmentally sustainable estate
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ABOUT THE COFFEE:
Cupping notes: Medium creamy body, bright acidity, juicy, sweet, well balanced with notes of chocolate and peanut butter
Cultivation: sustainably grown in the coastal state of Bahia, in eastern Brazil
Altitude: 3,600 feet
Tree type: Mundo Novo, Catuaí, Catucaí, Acaya
Preparation: Natural processed, sun-dried
ABOUT THE PEOPLE WHO GROW IT: Fazenda Progresso introduced coffee in 2006 as a way to create a new crop with different characteristics. This coffee is fully traceable along the whole production chain back to the original coffee fields. Varieties include Yellow and Red Catuai 144 and Topazio, grown at around 4,000 feet above sea level. This coffee is hand picked with mature cherry separation, then processed natural and pulped natural. Patios, African beds and drying machines are used to finish off the processing method.
Fazenda Progresso means "Progress Farm" and belongs to Pedro Hugh Borré and Fabiano Borré and their families. Originally from Southern Brazil, where agriculture focuses on grains and other cash crop produces, the initial plan for Fazenda Progresso was to plant soybeans in the Chapada Diamantina, a picturesque region at the heart of Bahia State. Worker welfare is important to the family. In fact, work clothing, sunscreen and other safety equipment is supplied and paid for by the family. Farm workers wear a uniform bright cerulean blue, to be easily identified in the fields, contributing to their safety. The family also built and sponsor a primary school in an adjacent village, further enriching the wider community.
The proximity of the National Park of Chapada Diamantina inspired the farm's search for sustainable production methods. Today, Fazenda Progresso’s coffee is shipped to nine countries, including the European, American and Asian markets.
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