Serra do Cigano - Mococa, Brésil

Serra do Cigano - Mococa, Brésil

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This sweet coffee, with its fragrant almond and citrus fruit bouquet, offers notes of chocolate, cocoa and lemon in the cup. It has a round body and a length that evolves into smoother notes of caramel.

Origine: Mococa, Brésil (Brazil)
Variété: Arabica
Producteur: Fazenda Ambiental Fortaleza
Altitude: 1200 - 1340m
Gamme: Discovery
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The Serra do Cigano Valley sits in the mountains bordering the states of São Paulo and Minas Gerais. Located in the municipality of Caconde, it is an important watershed contributing to the Rio Pardo river from the natural springs that rise on the Bobolink farms of Boa Vista. The name, which means the Gypsy Valley, arose in the 19th century when the valley was used as a camp for the travelling people of the area.

As in many places in the new world, land belonged to one family and plots have been subsequently divided through the new generations. In Serra do Cigano we have the Dos Santos, Jacon and Vicente families; who have been living and farming the area for four generations. Today, they have individual plots throughout the valley and collectively they care for the springs and streams that flow through their properties.

In 2008 they started working with FAF and João Hamilton of Sitio Canaã on a new coffee production model for the region. Instead of selling their dried coffee to local buyers they work with João and FAF Coffees to raise the quality and think of coffee as a beverage and not a grain to be auctioned off. Taking control of the post-harvest processes and applying new techniques such as raised beds and careful turning allows the full potential of the coffee to come through.

The families have used this period to improve the health of their coffee plantations maximizing the potential of the incredible terroir of the region. United by the passion of producing high quality coffee and preserving the natural habitat which they have inherited, Serra do Cigano is now on a one-hundred-year plan to bring back the abundance of clean water, forests and organically grown produce for those who inhabit today and for the following generations to come.

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