Great Taste Award Coffee Beans
A remarkable coffee carefully selected from 3 fantastic farms in South America and Asia. Great Taste Award Winner 2020.
Fazenda Bom Jesus Farm
The coffee from Fazenda Bom Jesus has a bright and remarkable acidity with hints of chocolate and walnuts. It leaves a very light and pleasant aftertaste. Notes of brown sugar make it a naturally sweet cup. A hint of maple syrup can also be detected. Its stunning aroma is very soft and sophisticated. The sweetness of the coffee is a result of the coffee varietal Yellow Catuai and the natural process. The sugar in the coffee cherry is passed on to the bean as the coffee cherries are all dried together, removing the husks just after the coffee reaches a humidity of 11.5%.
FARM – Fazenda Bom Jesus
OWNERS – Gabriel e Flavia Lancha de Oliveira
ALTITUDE – 1270 meters above sea level
LOCATION – Cristais Paulistas, Alta Mogiana. Sao Paulo
PROCESS – Natural process, sun dried, 30 days of resting period
CERTIFICATIONS - Rainforest Alliance certified and Alta Mogiana Specialty Coffee Association (AMSC)
VARIETY – Catucai
SCA SCORE - 85
CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
Fazenda Bom Jesus has over 140 hectares of Natural Reserve where a huge diversity of fauna and flora can be found. Annual auditors come to collect data on both vegetation and wildlife which, in turn, is catalogued by Rainforest Alliance researchers. All the products used on the farm are not only allowed but recommended. As it produces its own compost used on the farm. Fazenda Bom Jesus contributes socially with events such as GIMA – where children from 9 small surrounding towns come to take part in a treasure hunt. Over 400 children participate in general knowledge tests and a sports day on the Bom Jesus Farm. Only state educated children take part in the events and the prizes are sponsored by the farm itself.
The coffee is grown at an altitude of around 1,100 to 1270 meters above sea level. This allows for ideal levels of rainfall of approximately 1,000mm per year. The constant temperatures of 20-25 C make for ideal conditions for the growth of healthy coffee trees and cherries.
QUALITY AND CERTIFICATION
Fazenda Bom Jesus Coffee was the first Farm in the Alta Mogiana Region to be certified by UTZ in 2006. Every stage must be monitored and recorded to allow 100% traceability of the coffee, which is only one of UTZ's requirements. The farm is a member of the Brazilian Specialty Coffee Association.
Fazenda Bom Jesus is the work of the couple Gabriel and Flavia Lancha Oliveira. With a long heritage in coffee culture both are grandchildren of coffee producers. They themselves passed their love and care on to their sons, Lucas and Gabriel junior who are also dedicated full-time to the farm. In 1984 they formed The Labareda Group, diversifying into various rural activities although coffee is still the most foremost in family hearts and indeed remains their main crop. Fazenda Bom Jesus is located in Cristais Paulistas in the Alta Mogiana Region.
Gabriel and Flavia are more than just a farming couple. Their objective is to sustainably develop their region from a social and economical point of view. Fazenda Bom Jesus was a founder of the Alta Mogiana Specialty Coffee Association - AMSC. It promotes a greater conscience with regard to speciality coffee in the region as well as developing better farm practices. Performance bonus payments are also made alongside employees fixed wages. Flavia verifies that all employees on the farm must be literate and receive specialized training to do their job. As for the workforce, all their children must be enrolled at the local school.
Terra Preta Farm
The Terra Preta Farm is a traditional producer of award-winning quality coffees. The current owners are the 4thgeneration of family farmers. Prioritising the quality of the coffee Fazenda (Farm) Terra Preta allies new agricultural technologies with respect and care for the environment, as well as offering better conditions for their employees. Their mission is to bring consumers and lovers of speciality coffee the best coffee produced by the Fazenda Terra Preta, combining the family tradition with the latest technology and the passion for coffee.
The coffee “Fazenda Terra Preta” is 100 % coffee made from carefully selected beans. It has a remarkable aroma, soft body, fruity flavour and a natural sweetness with hints of chocolate, caramel and nuts.
The Fezenda Terra Preta is a traditional producer of quality coffees located in Pedregulho Sao Paulo, Alta Mogiana region, where favourable climate and altitude contribute to the production of exceptional beans
FARM – Terra Preta
OWNERS – Fernanda Maciel Raucci and children
ALTITUDE – 1090 meters above sea level
LOCATION – Pedregulho, Alta Mogiana. Sao Paulo
PROCESS – Natural process, sun dried, 45 days of resting period.
CERTIFICATIONS - Rainforest Alliance certified, UTZ certified and Alta Mogiana Specialty Coffee Association (AMSC)
VARIETY – Yellow Bourbon
SCA SCORE – 86+
Alta Mogiana Region
The Region of Alta Mogiana is a traditional producer of the best Sao Paulo coffees because of its high altitude, favourable climate and extensive experience in the production of fine coffee. The Alta Mogiana Region benefits from excellent infrastructure with easy access to technology, skilled labour and complete infrastructure.
Located in Pedregulho/SP the Fazenda Terra Preta has favourable climate for Arabica coffee production, with crops between 900 and 1000 meters above sea level, resulting in beans with exceptional quality and unique characteristics.
The Fazenda Terra Preta
The coffee “Fazenda Terra Preta” is made with carefully selected beans, it has a remarkable aroma, soft body, natural sweetness, light to moderate acidity and fruity flavour, with hints of chocolate, caramel and nuts. The Fazenda Terra Preta’ coffee is presented in a special packaging which preserves the aroma and flavour.
Award and Certifications
Terra Preta pride themselves on constantly looking to improve the quality and sustainability of our coffee. The Fazenda Terra Preta has international certifications such as Rainforest Alliance, UTZ Certificate, 4C Certified, Certificate of Origin of Alta Mogiana and is associate with AMSC (Alta Mogiana Speciality Coffees), an organisation recognised internationally.
The Fazenda Terra Preta participates annually in quality contests, the highlight being achieving 1st place in the State Quality Contest and National Quality Contests promoted by ABIC (Brazilian Coffee industry Association), the most important contest in Brazil. In 2016 Won the 13th place in the Cup of Excellence Brazil Naturals. Best Coffee from the state of Sao Paulo.
Region/Farm: Bener Meriah Regency, Aceh (Sumatra).
Process: Giling Basah
Flavour Profile: Honey sweet and toasted with a thick dark chocolate body. Low acidity with a hint of nutmeg