Region: Carmo de Minas, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Altitude: above 1100-1450 mtrs
Crop Year: 2015-16
Varietal: Yellow Bourbon
In the cup: Cocoa, candy sugar, blueberry, raspberry jam
Notes Located above 1,100 masl, Fazenda Sertão has an average annual temperature of 18C and rainfall of 132.25mm. Crops are planted on the top of hill sides where slopes can reach up to a 50% gradient. This is important to avoid frost, common in the region in winter. The trees will ripening more regularly, and be protected against fungi infections because of the lower relative humidity.
Producer Nazareth Dias Pereira & Family run the farm which also plants bananas, corn and has dairy livestock. Another generational coffee farmer, Nazareth took over the farm after her husband passed away in the 1990’s, and he had taken over from his mother. Their four children Francisco, Luiz Paulo, Glycia and Sandra returned home after studying to help their mother. Now the grandchildren are heavily involved in coffee through roasting, exporting and coffee shops.