Region: Minas Gerais
Farm: Fazenda Bela Vista
Varietal(s): Catuai, Icatu, Mundo Novo, Yellow Bourbon
Altitude: 1080-1140 masl
Notes: peanut butter cup, almond butter, honeycomb
Fazenda Bela Vista (farm with a nice view) is located in the south of Minas Gerais, a large inland state in southeastern Brazil, renowned for its colonial-era towns dating to the country’s 18th-century gold rush. Bela Vista itself, under a special micro region which produces top quality coffee from highlands, was founded in 2015 near the rural mining town of Eloi Menes. It’s a familiar and traditional farm with the most updated farming techniques, including a ‘fertigation’ system that distributes fertilizer with a mixture of water directly at the roots to reduce water and fertilizer waste.
As a result of this and many efforts to ensure best practices all around, Bela Vista has received UTZ certification, an honor given to farms who highly value sustainability, traceability, social responsibility, conservation, and fair working conditions. One such example of their dedication to social responsibility, Bela Vista sponsors a primary school for worker's children and the rural community which surrounds the farm.
This single origin offering from Brazil comes to us as a semi-washed, honey processed coffee and is best experienced as an espresso, but also tastes great as a filtered coffee offering too. Though Brazil is not widely known for producing high quality-specialty coffee, this offering is simply delicious and a great option for any fan of Central/South American coffees.