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ORIGINS OF OUR MEDIUM BLEND
Aug - Sep
Cerrado, Minas Gerais
Acaia, Catucaí, Mundo Novo, Bourbon, Icatu
Cerrado, Minas Gerais
NY 3/4, Screen 14/18
Brazil is well-known for its geographical vastness. In central Brazil, the extensive Cerrado savannah is interrupted by seemingly endless plateaus called Chapadas. They cover the states Goiás, Mato Grosso do Sul, Mato Grosso, Tocantins and Minas Gerais, turning them into one of the largest coffee production areas in the world. In the west of Minas Gerais, farmers have started to concentrate on cultivating mainly specialty coffees, forming the associated region of Cerrado Mineiro. Well-defined seasons with hot, wet summers and pleasantly cool, dry winters favor coffee cultivation in this region.
Fazenda Nossa Senhora de Fatima is located near the town of Perdizes, Minas Gerais. It covers a total size of 395 ha of which 235 ha are used for coffee trees. Ricardo de Aguiar Resende, the owner of the farm in the third generation, is dedicated to the farm‘s production, commercialization and social projects together with his wife Gisele. Nossa Senhora de Fatima was named after the place of pilgrimage Fatima in Portugal, where Ricardo‘s mother was born and where the Blessed Virgin Mary is said to have descended three times.
700 - 1,600 masl.
Karnataka State & Kerala State
C x R, Selection 274
Small- to medium-sized farmers
According to the legend at the beginning of the 17th century the saint Baba Budan stopped by at the seaport of Mokka in Yemen during his pilgrimage to Mecca. There he discovered a coffee tree and wrapped seven of the grains in his turban and smuggled them to India. Once he arrived he planted the beans in his garden near evergreen, flowery mountains in the state of Karnataka - and so the birthplace of coffee in India had arisen. Today, Karnataka accounts for about 70% of India?s total coffee production. To the south lies the neighboring state of Kerala. Next to a very decent and rising coffee production, Kerala is also known for its excellent spice cultivation. Pepper and ginger are the two main spices to be grown in the southern tip of India. The system of intercropping herbs and spices within coffee plantations is the reason why Indian Robustas might have spicy, nutty or even herbal notes. Imagine these notes in a strong and flavorful espresso. We highly recommend this fine selection of Indian Robustas to anyone who desires a solid essence of dark aroma in espresso blends.