Single Origin - Brazil Fazenda Monte Alto
Taste: Rich & boozy cup with notes of rum and raisin, lingering through dark chocolate and hazelnuts. Rounded body & acidity.
Region: Sul de Minas
Altitude: 950-1100 masl
Roast Type: Espresso
Background: Fazenda Monte Alto has in its tradition the vocation for producing coffee for more than 136 years, being currently in the ninth generation's hands. The coffee you are drinking today was grown on trees planted in approximately 1918.
Social projects on the farm are being improved on a daily basis. The administration provides many classes to the residents, such as cuisine and
computer lessons, judo, horseback riding and fun activities for the kids. There's a library available and a small playground.
Another focus of the farm is environmental sustainability, with around 30% of the area dedicated to forest reserves, where there is a totally preserved
and formidable Jequitibá tree, estimated to be one hundred years old. In 2020 a photovoltaic system was installed, capturing electricity through solar
panels to power the whole farm.
The coffee beans are spread on cement patios in layers as thin as possible at the highest altitude to ensure perfect drying. Microlots are processed and
dried on African beds.
All the coffee is turned every 30 minutes for consistency and if mechanical drying is required, the air temperature is always set to a gentle 35°C.
After drying, the coffee is rested in wooden silos, where it will stay for at least 15 days before any further dry processing