Owner Ademir Francisco Pereira's parents planted their first plot of coffee in 1994, and the Pereira family has been growing coffee ever since.
Ademir himself was born and raised on Fazenda Bela Vista. In 2010, Ademir began focusing on specialty products, and the added value from high-quality processing has dramatically improved their lives.
Ademir and his family harvest cherry and lay it to dry on raised beds. They rake cherry frequently to ensure even drying.
Just under 40% of all coffee in the world is produced in Brazil - around 3.7 million metric tons annually. With so much coffee grown, it's no wonder that the country has a wide range of qualities.
Brazil produces everything from natural Robusta to the neutral and mild Santos screen 17/18 to the distinctive Rio Minas 17/18. In recent years, Brazilian producers have also begun investing more heavily in specialty coffee production.
It's inspiring to bring you this fantastic Micro lot from the Fazenda Bela Vista Farm.
Region: Mantiquiera de Minas
Town: Sao Goncalo do Sapucai
Farm: Fazenda Bela Vista
Owner: Ademir Francisco Pereira and Family
Farm Size: 8 hectares
Altitude: 1,250 m.a.s.l
Cupping Notes: Caramel, Hazelnut and Raisin
SCA Score: 84