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We’re thrilled to finally work with Adolfo Henrique Vieira Ferreira, the owner of Fazenda Passeio. Our green buyer Belle visited his farm in Brazil several years ago and tells enthusiastically “Adolfo is by far the most passionate Brazilian farmer I ever met. He’s also president of the Brazilian part of the Specialty Coffee Association and he’s very keen on helping other farmers teaching new techniques and cultivate varietals. Furthermore, Passeio is extremely beautiful and produces some stunning Brazilian coffees!”.
The farm is located in the southern part of Minais Gerais, Brazil, where an abundance of specialty coffees is grown. Owner Adolfo is a real example for others in the Brazilian specialty coffee industry: he puts his heart and soul into his work and is fully committed to obtain the highest quality. He is very careful with the use of pesticides on his farm, in order to protect the local ecosystem and abides by all all protection laws in the country. In comparison to other Brazilian farms, Fazenda Passeio is relatively small and whereas machine plucking is the standard in Brazil, all the coffee at Passeio is picked by hand and by the use of hand machines.
The Vieira Ferreira family has been producing coffee in the region for over three generations. They own both the Fazenda Passeio and the neighbouring Fazenda Lagoa. In the 1970s, they suffered from an outburst of leaf rust. They have replanted the farm with varieties that are less susceptible to coffee plant diseases. They do their absolute best to improve and increase productivity with respect to the environment and the local workforce, which is a large part of the operation. In all their work, they emphasize on social improvement: all of the local workers receive social support, such as schooling for their children, workforce training, and environmental education.
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This coffee knows a very special story. In fact, it is a blend that consists of coffees from 16 different producers. Those lots together make it a perfectly balanced cup and create exactly that flavour profile we would like to reach. This offers the opportunity to all those small producers to highlight their coffees together. This regional Huehuetenango lot stands out among other other coffees on the market, since through our supplier we can provide a full traceability and know all the farmers by name.
One of them is Reyna Hernandez, who called her farm “La Nueva Esperanza”, “The New Hope”. Before they started producing coffee, they were planting other crops. For Reyna and her husband, coffee was the new hope to get ahead. Whereas it has been a challenge, Reyna and her family are nowadays very motivated by the fact that they produce and enhance the quality of their crop.
Irvin Alfaro is a young farmer and owner of the Finca Las Joyas, which refers to a type of a shallow valley. This is the type landscape that you’ll see when you are walking on his farm. Irvin learned farming from his grandparents, who started producing coffees 40 years ago. He is very proud of the experience he has gained at this young age and has an enormous drive to improve the quality of his coffee each and every day.
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