Producer: Bob-O-Link Natural Farmers Cachoheirinha
Region: Cachoheirinha Valley, Caconde, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Dry Mill: Fazenda Ambiental Fortaleza
Varietal: Mundo Novo, Red Catuai, Ubata
Altitude: 1200 – 1340masl
Processing: Selective picking of ripe cherries and dried on raised beds for 14-20 days.
Flavor: MACADAMIA | APRICOT | HONEY
This lot was carefully grown on the plantations of Cachoeirinha Valley located in the mountains between the states of São Paulo and Minas Gerais in southeastern part of Brazil. Its name - transl. Little Waterfall - was given due to a small waterall in the east end of the valley.
You may find in this rich bodied, smooth coffee hints of macadamia and apricot, as well as sweet notes of honey and propolis. In Cachoeirinha coffee trees grow at the hight of 1200-1340 metres above sea level. Picking of the ripe cherries is done selectively, then they are left drying on raised beds for 14-20 days.
Once belonged to just one family, the land in Cachoeirinha have been divided through new generations. Today the da Silvas, dos Santos and Bertelli families farm their individual sectors throughout the valley, but together they care after the springs and streams that run across the whole land.
Ten years ago the growers started to cooperate with supplier of the finest Brazilian green coffee - Fazenda Ambiental Fortaleza (FAF) - on a new coffee production model for the region. This means the new technologies are being applied to rase the potential of the coffee as of high quality drink, but not just the matter of simple trade.
Now the owners of Cachoeirinha work on a one-hundred-year plan to bring back the regular supply of clean water all over the plantations so that the farmers today and their future generations can make the most of this incredible terroir.