Patrocinio. Fazenda Botânica, owned by Paulo Almeida, was the first of three visits on this rainy day. Akio of Cerrad coffee was kind enough to arrange the visits and take me to visit the farms. The first two farms we visited belong to the Almeida family. They are located in […]
Patrocinio. Today was my first cupping with Akio and Cerrad – a coffee sourcing company Akio runs that focuses on sending high-quality Cerrado coffees to Japan. Akio a great example of a person whose curiosity and dedication to discovery generate a wealth of knowledge while maintaining humility. He prepared the […]
One of the farms in the Cerrad farmers group is Fazenda Boa Vista II. Clezio took me to Boa Vista II today and was able to show me both their production as well as some coffee agronomy basics.
Patrocinio. Ze Carlos Grossi is a living legend in Brazilian Coffee. He is one of the first to plant coffee in the Cerrado region, the first to implement mechanical harvesting, and one of the first to produce large quantities of high-quality coffee in the region.