ABOUT BUDDY BUDDY

Origin: Matas de Minas, Brazil

Farm: Fazenda Riacho das Varas

Varietal: Yellow Catuaí

Process: Natural

Altitude: 1100 MASL

We taste: Red Berries & Nougat, Sweet


FARMER PROFILE

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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