This coffee comes from the Serra do Cabral plateau, a stunning region in the Chapada de Minas in the central north of the Minas Gerais State in Brazil. This lush and fertile region provides a unique micro climate and ideal conditions for growing fine coffee, with a high altitude of 1,100m above sea level, and a mild climate with sunny days and cool nights, a very well defined rain and dry seasons, and plentiful water and a flat terrain.
The estate is managed by Marcelo and Roberto Flanzer, who are brothers and have worked together since they were very young on their family business, “Ecoagricola” with their father Henrique, who is now retired. Marcelo, 47 oversees all of the production and quality control and Roberto, 50, manages the operations on the farm.
Coffee at the Flanzer farm grows alongside beautiful crystal clean streams. This coffee is named Borralha (pronounced ‘bo-hah-leea’) after a stream that runs through a protected part of the estate, called ‘Reserva natural da Borralha’ (Borralha Natural Reserve).
“Sustainability and ethics are very important to us. Today sustainability is very fashionable, but when we began to produce here in the 1970s it was something just a few people cared about… To us sustainability means creating something that is environmentally responsible, socially fair and economically viable” – Marcelo Flanzer
Dark chocolate and Melon. Natural process. Espresso roast only. 250g.