In 1939 Renato Ribeiro was born at Fazenda Cachoeirinha, where his father was an immigrant worker for many years. The farm is now called Mió, and it is owned by his daughter Renata and her husband, Carlos. This is a Natural Process coffee from Mió, slowly dried on raised beds. The reddish colour beans are a traditional result in the vicinity of Monte Santo de Minas in Sul de Minas region. Exotic aromas of tropical yellow fruit lead through to passion fruit, caramel and green apple flavours. Good juiciness, sweetness and complexity, making this a distinct microlot.
The farm spans a total of 1,589 hectares. A third of the land is used for the coffee processing and milling facilities, some pasture areas and the plantation of eucalyptus trees, which is home to some lovely bees. The rest of the land is equally divided between the coffee trees and the native forest reserve. With plenty of spring water in the estate, one of Mió’s responsibilities is to not only maintain the water flow but also improve water quality.
Dedicating the same amount of land to the coffee as to the native forest helps preserve the natural characteristics of the area. The farm is located between Southern Minas Gerais and the High Mogiana region. Two distinct terrains, one bringing a citric acidity, the other a full body and sweetness to Mió’s coffee.
We pride ourselves on a 100% traceability guarantee for the entire crop every year. Each stage of the journey, from where the cherries were harvested, which trucks moved them, how and when they were processed, is tracked using satellite imagery. Being a technology-driven farm improves the farmworkers’ quality of life, ensures an abundant harvest and guarantees the highest processing standards for the crop.
Our state-of-the-art processing facilities include: a wet-mill, concrete patios, raised beds, ambient-air drying rotating machines, wood silos, cross-beater hullers and a density separator. The beans are then sorted further according to size and colour using an oscillating screen and optical-electronic system.
Region: Sul de Minas
Processing Station: Mió
Varietal: Bourbon and Mundo Novo
Altitude: 1100 m.a.s.l