Coffee production in Brazil is responsible for about a third of all coffee produced worldwide, making Brazil by far the world's largest producer, a position the country has held for the last 150 years. Coffee plantations cover about 27,000 km2 of the country; of the approximately six billion trees, 74% are arabica and 26% robusta. The states São Paulo, Minas Gerais and Paraná are the largest producers due to suitable landscapes, climate and rich soil.
Eduardo Campos – whose family has roots in coffee cultivation in the Sul de Minas region – inherited the original plot of land that would later form Fazenda Dona Nemen from his father’s family. He decided to name the farm “Fazenda Dona Nenem”, after his mother. Work on the farm commenced in 1977, forming the very first coffee plantation in the region of Patos de Minasto, according to own statements. During in this period – well before the concept of certification reached Brazil – Eduardo paid special attention to the environment. “Nature is priority Number 1!” as he puts it. In practice, preservation goes well beyond the Brazilian environmental laws. Native trees and bushes are replanted and the impact of cattle-raising is compensated by water-protection along the rivers. These practices help preserve the natural, bush-like vegetation of the Brazilian Cerrado.
Cup profile: mild, bright acidity, light to medium body, nutty, slightly citric, sweet, balanced.