Brazil has been the world’s biggest coffee producer for more than one hundred years and its production has mainly been oriented to quantity. However, in the last 15 years, a growing number of producers have started to orientate their production towards quality. They devote lots of effort, knowledge and technology to producing high quality coffee beans to supply the global specialty market. The state of Minas Gerais is responsible for more than 50% of Brazil’s coffee production. The Ecoagricola farm is located in the northern part of the state, a region known as Chapada de Minas. Here, the Serra do Cabral plateau rises at 1,100 meters above sea level. The Flanzer family started cultivating this remote piece of land in the 1970s with forestry activities. In 2006, they started cultivating coffee, being a pioneer in the region and the only coffee farmer of Serra do Cabral. The Ecoagricola farm is Rainforest AllianceTM certified and has achieved high sustainability standards over the years. It has natural reserves where wild animals can live freely. It also operates a native trees nursery, producing seedlings for its own forests and supplying neighboring communities, cities and schools. Their state-of-the-art coffee production system makes use of precision agriculture technologies to fertilize and irrigate the coffee fields. Because of this intensive and careful work, Ecoagricola has already achieved many awards, such as “Best Rainforest AllianceTM certified coffee of Brazil in 2017” and even a placement among the finalists of the Cup of Excellence Brazil 2017.
Cup profile: Sweet, smooth body, very balanced, notes of green herbs, fruity, plums and hazelnut.