Origin: Matas de Minas, Brazil
Farm: Fazenda Riacho das Varas
Varietal: Yellow Catuaí
Altitude: 1100 MASL
We taste: Red Berries & Nougat, Sweet
Ricardo Hirofumi Yoshimatsu
Fazenda Riacho das Varas is located in the city of Diamantina at the border of the in the Matas de Minas and Cerrado Mineiro coffee regions of Minas Gerais. Ricardo Hirofumi Yoshimatsu is the second generation of coffee producers in his family, continuing the work his parents began with much effort in 1975. At that time, the region was known as a prime agricultural zone well-suited to coffee production.
Ricardo always believed it was possible to continue producing high-quality coffees. The love of coffee agriculture has motivated his efforts to find sustainable ways to add value to his production of coffee. 120 of the farm’s 122 hectares are planted with coffee at elevations between 1100 and 1200 meters above sea level.
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