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Farm Partnerships

ARTISANSHIP, SUSTAINABLE CHOICES, TRACEABILITY

Working with Smallholder producers from around the world sharing a vision to grow the specialty coffee movement.

BRAZIL, SUL DE MINAS

Our Brazil Sul De Minas is sourced from two family estates in the Sul de Minas growing region near the city of Varginha within the state of Minas Gerais, Brazil. The farms were established by the Ferraz family in the early 1900s. Both families manage their estates on a foundation of tradition, but they also work closely with the Mina Sul co-operative where their coffees are prepared for export using state-of-the-art milling equipment.

HARVEST:
April - September

SOIL:
Clay Minerals
ALTITUDE:
925 - 1170 meters

PROCESS:
Pulped natural and dried in the sun.

COLOMBIAN ANTIOQUIA

Our Direct Trade Colombia Antioquia is sourced from family-owned farms located in the municipality of Medellín. On average, each producer cultivates their coffee on less than 5 acres of land. Coffee producers use their own micro-mill to process harvested cherries, which allows for meticulous care in de-pulping, fermenting, and drying the coffee. Our relationship with the co-operative team gives us the opportunity to support local producers in establishing higher earnings for the farmer.

HARVEST:
April - June
September - January

SOIL:
Volcanic loam
ALTITUDE:
1300 – 1650 meters

PROCESS:
Fully washed and dried inside solar dryers that provide protection from the rain

COSTA RICA TARRAZU

There is nowhere like a Costa Rican Tarrazu, a collection of smallholder producers and members living throughout the canton of Dota within the province of San Jose, Tarrazu, Costa Rica focus their attention on-farm management throughout the year and then deliver their cherry to the CoopeDota mill where traceability and quality control are second to none.

HARVEST:
April - June
September - January

SOIL:
Volcanic loam
ALTITUDE:
1300 – 1650 meters

PROCESS:
Fully washed and dried inside solar dryers that provide protection from the rain

SAN IGNACIO, PERU

Our San Ignacio Peru Norte is sourced from small-holder farms. Producers typically cultivate coffee on just a few acres of land intercropped with shade trees, bananas, corn, and beans. They carefully harvest and sort cherries before de-pulping, fermenting, washing, and drying the coffee using their own micro-mills. Partnering with CENFROCAFE works not only to support the commercial endeavors of its members, but also to facilitate the development of their communities. The CENFROCAFE financial team provides short-term credit that help farmers cover the front-end costs of the harvest and materials in the coffee production.

HARVEST:
April - June
September - January

SOIL:
Volcanic loam
ALTITUDE:
1300 – 1650 meters

PROCESS:
Fully washed and dried inside solar dryers that provide protection from the rain

SAN MARCOS, GUATEMALA

San Marcos, Guatemala is sourced from a small farming community located more than 4,500 feet (1,372 meters) above sea level. Coffee cultivated at these altitudes matures slowly and grows to be harder and denser than beans grown at lower elevations, with inherent consistency and rich taste attributes. The coffee is hand sorted removing defects.

HARVEST:
October - February

SOIL:
Volcanic loam / Clay minerals
ALTITUDE:
1372 meters

PROCESS:
Fully washed and dried in the sun