The Castro Alves family history began in the 19th century in the Araxá region, in Minas Gerais. In its seventh generation it mixes faith and mystery. Fazenda Barinas is one of the pioneers in the coffee production of the region, begun in 1950, today under the command of Tiago C. Alves. The name Barinas means "where the wind blows the strongest," and was given in honor of the Araxas Indians, who lived in that region. Nowadays the family is considered a model in the coffees specialty production, a reference in sustainability, and highly known for their diversification and professionalism that culminated in the excellence of the coffees they produce.
— Farmer Marcio Borges
Cerrado, Minas Gerais - Brazil
The family’s farms are a reference when it comes to sustainability, they work on the three sustainable pillars – environmental, social and economic. In the environmental pillar are realized: preservation of fauna, flora, springs, planting of native trees, ecological corridors. In the social pillar is carried out a social work next to one of rehabilitation center of ex-chemical dependents. In the economic pillar investments are made in equipment, training and processes designed to improve coffee quality.
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Coffee is the main activity of Marcio and Tiago, and their success is given through innovation, professionalism and training of employees. The partnership with NuCoffee is a great contributor to this journey, encouraging them to invest more and more in quality.