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Brazil Alma Di Monti A35 برازيل الما دي مونتي

Brazil Alma Di Monti A35 برازيل الما دي مونتي

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Net Weight 250g  الوزن الصافي ٢٥٠ جرام

Winey | Complex | Rose 


Farm: Fazenda Rio Verde

Varietal: 100% Red Acaia

Processing:  Anaerobic Natural

Altitude: 1,088 to 1,143 meters above sea level

Owner:  Ipanema Agricola

Town / City: Serra da Mantiqueira

Region: Sul de Minas, Minas Gerais

Country: Brazil

الإيحاءات: نبيذ | معقدة | ورد 

المزرعة: فازندا ريو فيردي

 السلالة: ١٠٠٪ أشايا حمراء

المعالجةتخمير لاهوائي جاف 

الارتفاع: ١٠٨٨ الى ١،١٤٣ متر فوق سطح البحر

المٌزارع: ابانيما اجريكولا

المدينة: سيرا دا مانتيكويرا

المنطقة:  سول دي ميناس، ميناس جيرايس

البلد: البرازيل 

Story Behind The Coffee

Fazenda Rio Verde was already established before the newly married Antonio Fachardo Junqueira and Gabriella Augusta inherited the farm as a dowry. However, it was the couple who first established coffee here in 1887. In 1920, their grandson, Antenor, took over management of the farm and began implementing incredibly innovative processes for the time, separating lots by quality and color and constructing brick patios to improve the drying process. In 1964, Antenor’s son-in-law, Luiz Cyrillo Fernandes assumed control of the farm and continued innovations and sustainability efforts, building new infrastructure for wet and dry processing, and milling of the coffees. He also invested in an intense soil fertilization program. Always aiming for the most innovative techniques and equipment, he traveled widely to find ways to improve coffee production. Through his work during this time, Ipanema Coffees was a pioneer in introducing procedures that are now standard practice in Brazil, such as pruning techniques and mechanical harvesting. After the liberalization of trade in 1991, Ipanema Coffees was one of the first companies to begin exporting products abroad. In the same year, the first coffee bags were shipped to Europe, and thousands of other shipments followed. In 2002, engineer and current CEO, Washington Rodrigues, stepped into the founding family’s footsteps. He was responsible for various innovations and solutions which allowed the company to enter into new markets and build up long-lasting relationships with buyers. Under his leadership, some of the company's achievements became milestones in the history of coffee in Brazil. For example, Ipanema Coffees was one of the first companies to construct infrastructure for wet milling and was the first to be certified by Utz and Rain Forest certification programs. Specialty coffees became the company's flagship. Until now Ipanema Coffees is a permanent participant at international specialty coffee fairs and is also a founder of the Brazil Specialty Coffee Association (BSCA). Their Premier Cru project, initiated in 2014, has taken specialty coffee to new heights in the country and is a natural extension of the farm’s approach to quality and innovation. Beginning in 2018, Ipanema began their ‘Premier Cru’ range: a selection of very small batch, handcrafted lots from the highest altitudes of the Estate’s oldest farm, Rio Verde. This range of Premier Cru coffees is packed in cutting edge nitrogen-flushed vacuum-packed 20kg cartons. The method of nitrogen flushing, common with roasted coffee, stabilises the product by removing all traces of oxygen. Taking such care with green coffee is practically unheard of, even in specialty. The method speaks to the exceptional quality of these lots, which push the boundaries of what specialty coffee in Brazil can offer.

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