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Farm: Sitio Bananal - Mantiqueira de Minas Red Acai Natural
Altitude: 900 to 1500 meters above sea level on average
Owner: Luiz Fernando Brito Ribeiro & Francisco Olinto Brito Ribeiro
Tasting Notes: Caramel - Chocolate - Raisin
The Ribeiro brothers cultivate Catuaí, Bourbon, Mundo Novo, Catucaí and Acaiá on 10 hectares. With their focus on preserving natural resources, an additional 40 hectares of the farm are devoted to native forest preserves. The remaining land is pasture for grazing animals.
The farm is committed to sustainable coffee production. Luis & Francisco are supported in their efforts by their cooperative, COCARIVE (Cooperativa Reg Cafeicultores Vale do Rio Verde Ltda).
Red Acaiá rare variety grown primarily in Brazil, is a natural mutation of Mundo Novo. the variety is well adapted to Brazil's growing conditions and flourishes best at heights above 800 meters above sea level. Known for its cup profile, Red Acaiá is a frequent flyer and winner at Brazil´s Cup of Excellence quality contests.