Located in the middle of the Mantiqueira mountain range, Fazenda Rio Verde has been in existence for over 100 years, surrounded by virgin forest which has many waterfalls and beautiful hiking trails. This estate is a true natural sanctuary, where coffee occupies just over 40% of the total area. The soil is predominantly clay on a red mineral volcanic base, rich in decomposable material.
This coffee is prepared with naturally dried cherries, which help preserve their sweetness. After drying the coffee is stored in wooden bins for around two months in order to allow its complex flavor to blend, optimizing the internal moisture level of the beans.
Winner of a two star Great Taste Award in 2018 in the Espresso Category. The judges said:
“This was one of those coffees when we all looked at each other and smiled. The description fits what we got - it is all there, a well developed roast with caramel and hazelnuts and a balanced acidity on the finish. A crowd pleaser.”