BRAZIL SUL DE MINAS Socially and environmentally sustainable
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ABOUT THE COFFEE:
Cupping notes: Well-rounded acidity, pleasant sweetness, good complexity, soft nutty characteristics, chocolate notes
Cultivation: sustainably grown in the Sul de Minas region of Brazil
Altitude: 3,600 feet
Tree type: Mundo Novo, Catuaí, Catucaí, Acaya
Preparation: Natural processed, sun-dried
ABOUT THE PEOPLE WHO GROW IT: Even in Brazil, a country with a long coffee tradition, the history of Fazenda da Lagoa is one that stands out. The roots of Fazenda da Lagoa can be traced back to the second half of the eighteenth century when Portuguese settlers built a little chapel on the bank of the Amparo River and put up fences around the area that is today’s farm.
Amongst the settlers was Manouel Ferreira Carneiro. A man of simple means, he built the first house on the farm that prospered to become one of the largest coffee estates in the region. The knowledge of how to produce one of Brazil’s most outstanding coffees has been passed down from generation to generation. Today, Carneiro’s direct descendant Joaquím Paiva is one of the two Managing Directors of the farm.
Fazenda da Lagoa is situated 3,600 feet above sea level near the town of Santo Antonio do Amparo, in the province of Minas Gerais. The farm is comprised of a natural reserve, woodlands, pastures, and 1,500 hectares of coffees. Streams from 40 natural springs water the land and gradually converge into two small rivers that mark the borders of the grounds.
This place of exceptional beauty is a haven for diverse flora and numerous animals. To conserve this natural environment and preserve its ecological balance for future generations, all activities on the farm are carefully monitored. Sustainable principles guide all cultivation and processing practices on the farm. By protecting healthy soils and rivers and producing sustainable coffee, Fazenda da Lagoa aims to be an inspiring partner to neighboring rural communities. The farm has achieved two renowned sustainable certifications -- Utz and Rainforest Alliance.
At Fazenda Da Lagoa, coffee cultivation is much more than a business – it’s a lifestyle. Several generations have been dedicated to creating excellent coffees for the pleasure of people all over the globe. Only Arabica varieties such as Catuaí, Mundo Novo, Acayá and Catucaí have been selected and are grown on the plantation according to strict sustainable principles.
While Fazenda Da Lagoa honors its 200 year old coffee tradition, it is also known for its innovative farming approach, which employs modern agricultural techniques based on scientific research carried out on the farm.
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