Origin

Our farms are in dfferent locations throughout Minas Gerais, São Paulo and Espirito Santo.
Each region with unique terroirs between 900 -1400 meters of altitude resulting in distinct coffee profiles.

Ciro Alvarenga

Cerrado Mineiro, MG

At the Chapadão farm, the entire process is carried out by the family. Ciro Souza Alvarenga, 70, runs the farm alongside his wife Maísa and their two children: Gustavo and Rodrigo. The farm was inherited from his father-in-law, whom started growing in the early -1920s.

He always pointed out the challenges of dealing with lack of technology and bare access to proper equipment. Things started to change in 2008, when Ciro’s sons, Gustavo and Rodrigo, finished their high school and dedicated themselves to the farm and the production of specialty coffees.

Their farm is located in Campos Altos, a micro region of the Cerrado Mineiro with altitude of 1215 meters, they grow a few varieties such as Catuai, Topazio, Catigua and Yellow Bourbon. Their focus is on naturals and controlled fermentation.

About 50% of their property is designated to natural/native vegetation. They are also responsible to keep the headwater stream near their property alive by planting many trees along the year.

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Claiton Mapelli

Sao Sebastiao da Grama, SP

A family growing coffee since 1986 at Nascentes da Grama Farm. Excellent climate, rich and volcanic soil, crystalline water mines, mountainous topography with altitudes of up to 1,400m, we have ideal conditions for the production of high quality coffee. We currently cultivate 196 hectares of different varieties of Arabica amid the lush nature of Vale da Grama such as Yellow Catuai, Red Catuai, Arara, Ubata and Mundo Novo all natural and honey processed.

The water that the entire city consumes comes from a spring in his property. He planted, in 2020 alone, over 1300 Moringa Oleífera trees around the spring because it is one of the fastest growing trees in the world, the leaves have as many protein as a beef steak and the seeds purify up to 90% of the water.

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Gil Melo

Campos Altos, MG

Gil and his sons, Eduardo and Hugo, are the 4th generation of coffee producers. Their farms are Espigão do Palmital and Santa Luzia, both located in Campos Altos.

Eduardo and Hugo gathered their strengthens through an agriculture diploma, adding up new theories, practices and technology to the farm. Together, they’ve implemented a strict production process, from renovating new areas to post harvest procedures, always targeting high quality coffees with social and environmental responsability.

The climate is ideal for coffee growing, having a perfect balance of climatic seasons, with hot and humid summer and mild and dry winter, 1200 meters of altitude above sea level, providing a night freshness with temperatures between 64 °F to 73 °F, in contrast to hot and sunny days. The rainfall index is 1600 mm per year, which is one of the main advantages of the region

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Rodrigo Belizario

Brejetuba, ES

At Esperança Farm, Rodrigo is the 3rd generation of an Italian coffee producer family. His great-grandfather, Augusto Belizario, started this same farm back in 1910. Located in Brejetuba, ES, the Capixaba Mountains are located in the South of Espirito Santo State within the Atlantic Forrest being a main characteristic of the local terroir.

Rodrigo is proud to grow Japi, Catuai and Mundo Novo and the family still manually harvest all 98 hectares they have today, with an average of 1350 bags of great coffee every year.

They prefer the results of honey and pulped naturals. All the water used in the pulping process is reused in the plantations and the peels are reused in the fertilizer mix.

The Belizario Family together with other locals helped building the local church. Together they also have employed 50 families of settlers – people from other states, whom seek work during harvesting seasons – providing housing, livelihood, medical support and decent salaries.

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Ednilson Alves and Walter Cesar

Mata de Minas, MG

The Brothers Ednilson and Walter were born and raised at Novo Horizonte/Jatoba farms, located in Mata de Minas, 1350 meters high, growing Red Catuai, Catuai Amarelo, Bourbon Amarelo, Catucai 785, Yellow Pacamara and GEISHA.

100% ORGANIC certified by National Organic Program (NOP), Canadian Organic Standard (COS), Japanese Agricultural Organic Standard (JAS), Ecocert Organic Standard (EOS) equivalent to the European Regulation. We also use hand crafted methods to grow our organic coffee beans without chemical fertilizers and pesticides that do more harm than good. This makes our way of farming slower, less productive and a little more difficult. But we believe in doing things right – for people, the environment, and your morning coffee.

They believe that long-term sustaintability comes with education. And they are happy to sponsor a diversity of courses within their employees and their families.

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