Brazil Fazenda da Lagoa 250g beans
Region – Sul de Minas
Growing Altitude – 1,100 metres
Mundo Novo, Catuaí, Catucaí, Acaya
July – November
Sweet, Soft Nutty notes, Chocolate notes
Even in Brazil, a country with a long coffee tradition, the history of Fazenda da Lagoa is a standout. The roots of Fazenda da Lagoa can be traced to the second half of the 18th century, when Portuguese settlers built a little chapel on the bank of the Amparo River and put up fences around an area that is today’s farm.
Amongst the settlers was Manouel Ferreira Carneiro. A man of simple means, he built the first house on the farm, which prospered to become one of the largest coffee estates in the region. The knowledge of how to produce one of Brazil’s most outstanding coffees has been passed down from generation to generation. Today, Carneiro’s direct descendant, Joaquím Paiva, is one of two managing directors on the farm.