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Location: Araponga

Elevation: 1400 MASL

Varieties: Red Catuai

Processing: Natural 

 

Peach, Vanilla, dark chocolate and raspberry.

 

This 100% Catuai lot comes from Fazenda Pedra Redonda, which lies between 1,050 to 1,320 metres above sea level in the green hills of Matas de Minas, a fertile, mountainous region in the south- east of Brazil’s Minas Gerais state. The area has

a long history of producing coffees of excellent quality, thanks to its altitude (some 80% of farm area lies above 1,000 metres), temperate climate and fertile soils.

80% of the region’s agricultural income comes from coffee. Most of the farms throughout the region are small or medium size, and the majority of these farms do not use pesticides.

José Bernardes Santana has been farming coffee in the region for more than 30 years. He runs Fazenda Pedra Redonda with the help of his two brothers, Donizete and Geraldo.