BRAZIL - Bota Fora

NotesApple, Caramel, Dried dates, Hazelnut
Farm: Bota Fora
Owner: Maria de Fátima Silva Marques da Fonseca
Location: Mantiquieria de Minas
VarietalYellow Bourbon
Altitude1,100 to 1,300
ProcessingPulped Natural

 

Knowledge of the land and coffee processing stretches back four generations at Fazenda Bota Fora in Brazil’s Mantiquieria de Minas region. Everyone from the owner to the permanent workers has decades of history and experience with the land they work. This expertise is evident in the quality of coffee we’ve cupped.

Bota Fora has remained in the same family for over 100 years. Since Francisco Teóphilo Reis Neto bought the land and the fazenda in 1900, ownership has passed through four generations of family. The current owner and manager, Maria de Fátima Silva Marques da Fonseca, is the latest in the family to care for the land. 

The farm can count on many years of expertise in quality production. Bota Fora has five permanent workers who have been working on the property for the last twenty years. For technical support, they can rely on the COCARIVE cooperative and Emater MG (a governmental organisation that provides assistance to farmers in Minas Gerais). These skilled teams of agronomists advise on the best planting techniques, cultivation systems, drying and conservation methods, the newest coffee processing machines and more.




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