Fazenda Rio Verde 250g

Fazenda Rio Verde 250g

Fazenda Rio Verde 250g

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Fazenda Rio Verde is one of the smaller farms nestled in the wider Ipanema Agricola estate. Founded in 1887, it is the oldest of the company's farms. Located in the heart of the Mantiqueira de Minas Mountains, this 1,566 hectare farm is a true natural sanctuary, where coffees are grown at elevations of up to 1,300 meters above sea level, surrounded by virgin forests, waterfalls, springs and hiking trails.

Expect a very typical nutty Brazil character: flavours of hazelnut and toffee with a thick, lingering finish.

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Fazenda Rio Verde

Our seasonal coffees each come with their own story, which is part of what makes them so special. Here we take a closer look at Fazenda Rio Verde in Brazil.

The Farm

The Facts!

Varietals: Red Acaia
Processing: Natural
Altitude: 905 to 1,360m

Harvesting

Social and Environmental Responsibility

Fazenda Rio Verde is home to 52 catalogued springs, all of which are protected. Only 626 hectares of the farm are given over to coffee production, with a full 773 hectares being devoted to conservation. To this end, Ipanema has created the Environment Monitoring Centre (EMC), which has been installed in an old henhouse on the farm. The Centre monitors farm management practices relating to water use, soil fertility and erosion, vegetation and climate.

In addition to its coffee production areas, Ipanema also cultivates a sustainable harvest of eucalyptus trees. Unlike most other coffee farms that grow eucalyptus, this is not a diversified timber crop; the eucalyptus at Ipanema is grown exclusively to provide the natural fuel required during the coffee drying process.

Not surprisingly, Ipanema is one of the largest employers in the area and offers around 2,000 jobs during the peak harvest time, in addition to its 300+ year-round jobs. The workers enjoy many benefits such as free distribution of soy milk, food staples, a medical plan, transportation and lodging.

sourcing coffee

Our Coffee Broker

For over ten years we have worked closely with Mercanta. They pay a fair price for coffee, empowering the growers they work with. Such is our faith in their commitment to supporting farmers that we now purchase 100% of our coffee through Mercanta.
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