BRAZIL: FAZENDA ONDAS DE MANTIQUEIRA
The coffees produced on Ondas de Mantiqueira have a delicate fruity profile with an acidic profile rarely found in Brazilian coffees.
Farm: Ondas De Manteiqueira
Producers: José Nicácio Itagyba de Oliveira
Region: Carmo de Minas – Serrado de Minas region Minas Gerais state
Varietal: Mondo Novo / Acaia / yellow Catuai
Altitude: 1100-1400 meters above sea level
Processing: Pulped Natural
The FAZENDA ONDAS DE MANTIQUEIRA coffee has a delicate fruity profile with an acidic profile rarely found in Brazilian coffees.
Its not often we get excited about Brazilian coffee if the truth be told.
Ondas de Mantiqueira was built back in 1850 & its production consists of dairy, coffee, grains and banana. The farm is managed by José Nicácio Itagyba de Oliveira, who paved the way to organic certification for Ondas da Mantiqueira. They are expecting to receive official certification later this year as a result of years of hard work to banish all chemical fertilisers & harness the 7 beautiful mineral springs on the farm for self-irrigation.
The coffee fields lie at an altitude between 1100 and 1400 meters above sea level and thanks to this along with the rich soils, the coffee produced on Ondas de Mantiqueira have a delicate fruity profile with an acidic profile rarely found in Brazilian coffees.
After picking, the day’s harvest is taken to the processing centre where the cherries are pulped and spread out on patios to dry. After the drying stage, the parchment coffee is taken to the COCARIVE warehouses, who take further care of grading, commercialisation and export.
This year, they organised a regional competition for all the producers they work with in the Carmo de Minas region. José’s coffee ranked third, so we were more than honoured to grab on to it and ship it to Antwerp!