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Sul de Minas

Brazil

A red berry and citrus first sip fall ultimately into a velvet caramel, maple syrup finish.

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This is a Gold Honey processed coffee with assertive flavours of red berry, citrus fruit and grape that assembles with a caramel sweetness and suggestions of rich maple syrup. The acidity tends to citric and composes a flawless speciality Brazilian coffee.

Mió estate is located in Monte Santo. This tiny and peculiar town has a strong Carnaval tradition that has been celebrated every year since 1930. During the festival, the city’s main streets are closed and two rival groups, called Braz and Belém, battle each other in parades.

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.

Country: Brazil
Region: Sul de Minas
Processing Station: Mió
Process: Honey
Varietal: Yellow Catucaí
Altitude: 1100 m.a.s.l