Delicious Cup of Fresh Summer Berries with Balanced Crispy Citric Undertones
|100%||WOMEN COFFEE GROWERS ‘FLORES EM AÇÃO’
BRAZIL, Mantiqueira de Minas, Farm Fazenda Fortaleza Dos Borges
Microlot, Natural, Drying Patios, Red Catuai, 1200 MASL
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23 Degrees recently visited the women coffee growers of the APAS cooperative. Under the project ‘Flores em ação’ (Flowers in action) women coffee growers of the cooperative are encouraged to harvest, process and market their own microlot coffees, thereby receiving the recognition and direct remuneration for their passion, dedication and skills in producing specialty coffee. One of its women coffee producers is Patrícia.
Patrícia is the third generation of coffee farmers and owns and runs Fazenda Fortaleza dos Borges. The farm is planted in Mundo Novo, Catucaí and Yellow Bourbon amongst the wonderful sloping hills. Having grown up on a coffee farm Patrícia truly understands and values looking after the land and her employees. She employs 5 staff for which she provides housing.
On the farm waste is separated and recycled. Most of the Brazilian farms are not irrigated and rain can be very unpredictable. So the husk from coffee hulling is used for mulching. Organic composted waste and chicken manure is used as a natural fertiliser for coffee plants. Maintaining biodiversity and aiming to be largely self- sufficient, the farm also produces various fruits and keeps chickens for eggs and cows for milk.
The coffee we bring to you is a selective harvested microlot, which has been dried on drying patios in the sun under continuously turning of the coffee to achieve an even and uniform drying process. Fazenda Fortalesa dos Borges achieved the 3rd place in the 2018 Coffee of the Year Brazil Award.