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Brazil Cambara Natural

Origin Brazil /

Altitude 900 - 1500 masl /

Crop Year 2017 /

Varietal Yellow Catuai /

Product Code 4780

About Brazil Cambara Natural

Fazenda Cambará’s history began at the end of the 1960’s, with the passing of the family patriarch, Joaquim Junqueira Ferraz. The farms belonging to the family were divided among Mr. Ferraz’s children. The youngest daughter Neuza Ferraz de Castro, inherited the property that would become Fazenda Cambará. This was the beginning to a story of passion, dedication and success.

Neuza and her husband Algênio Batista de Castro, who was an electrical engineer, expanded the coffee cultivation across the estate. In 1975 Algênio’s son Algênio Ferraz de Castro assumed the management of the estate. Algênio Ferraz de Castro was only 16 years old when he moved from Rio de Janeiro, where he was born and raised. Today, Algênio runs the farm, continuing the story of passion, dedication and success.

The coffee production at Fazenda Cambará is favored by exceptional weather conditions in the region. Each year the coffee is harvested according to the highest of standards, usually at its peak around July. The estate produces a number of different varieties including Acaia, Red Bourbon, Yellow Catuai, Catucai, Novo Mundo and Icatu. The coffee cultivated at this farm is internationally recognized for its high quality and has participated in a number of competitions.

About Brazil

Coffee was bought to Brazil in 1727 from French Guiana, by Captain- Lieutenant Francisco de Melo Palheta. Legend has it, that Francisco de Mello charmed the French governor’s wife and she buried coffee seeds in a bouquet of flowers and that is how the cultivation of coffee began.

Today, Brazil is the world’s largest coffee producer and is becoming a major player in the specialty coffee industry.

Coffee farms in Brazil are run as small estates, called ‘Fazendas de Cafe’. The vast majority of coffee farms are found in the regions of Paraná, Espirito Santos, São Paulo, Minas Gerais, and Bahia. Each of these growing regions, produce their own distinct coffees.

Brazil produces many varieties of coffee known as, Bourbon, Typica, Caturra, and Mundo Novo, and about 80% of coffee produced is Arabica. Coffee in Brazil is processed by the wet (washed), dry (natural), and semi-washed (pulped natural) methods.

Coffee in Brazil has generated wealth and stimulated the growth of all agricultural and industrial sectors. It has brought to Brazil many economic, social and political changes in all states, and continues today to be one of the most important products in Brazil.

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November 16, 2017

General Comments: Vibrant peach and pear notes with a soft melon acidity.