Let’s start talking about the beginning of Specialty Coffees in Brazil. The year was 1991 and a group of visionary farmers understood that the quality they and other farmers were naturally producing was far above the average of other farmers in general. This led to the creation of BSCA – Brazil Specialty Coffee Association. A…

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“Hello my name is Andressa, I live in Campanha, Minas Gerais Estate. I work together with my mother Marcia at the Nossa Senhora Aparecida farm. My mother started working with her parents by the age of 9. Back then, they were having a lot of difficulties because they were a big family, with many children.…

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A project created by women, supported by women and focused in women It is time to recognise the contributions of women to the coffee chain and support their continued growth. With that in mind, we’ve partnered with our long-time suppliers from APAS (Alto da Serra Producers’ Association) to support a project that creates better opportunities…

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Alessandro Alves Hervaz and his family have been growing coffee since 1993. They currently have 2 small properties: Sitio Esperanca and Sitio Diogo. They also lease 3 other small farms: Sitio Grotao, Sitio Boa Vista and Fazenda Fortaleza, where he lives, making it a total of 19 hectares of land only. They operate as a Family Farm, the title…

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APAS (Association of Producers from Alto da Serra) is located in southern Minas Gerais, Sao Goncalo do Sapucai, Ferreiras District, a region that stands out for its natural beauty, pleasant climate, fertile soils, altitudes between 1000 and 1300m, favorable to the production of specialty coffees. The association is formed by a group of 36 producers…

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