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Or as desire, as it may be, in flowers of coffee.

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Our Flor de Café

Inspired by successful initiatives, a group of coffee growers in Brazil created the Flor de Café (or Flower of Coffee, in a literal English translation), an association that plans to win the world over with the uniqueness of its coffee beans.

coffee-plant-illustration-01Drawn together by the same ideal, the coffee growers of Flor de Café (or Flower of Coffee, in a literal English translation) work with care and love, to unveil and treasure the features of the many coffees from the small region of Nepomuceno and its surroundings.

A collection of researchers, experts, and devotees, our team is eager to produce, sell, and take pride in what we believe to have the potential to become one of the world’s most celebrated beverages. With this pursuit on the horizon, we work to map out, study, and classify all of our produce—including the special coffees, the apple of our eye.

From running multiple farms to pursuing diversified sale channels, we seek to feed a fresh network of opportunities for all those directly or indirectly linked to this magical process which brings coffee to our cups.

Be it espresso, moka-brewed, Turkish style, French-pressed, percolated or cold—whether through the strength or delicacy loved by all who appreciate it, coffee can beat the cold, give you a cozy feeling, open up gateways, and bring nations and continents together. In grain, plant, and passion; or desire, as it may be, in flowers of coffee.

Our Region

The first coffee seedlings were brought over to the area early in the 19th century. Since then, it has built our culture, made us lose our sleep, and given us the stuff of our dreams.

The small region of Nepomuceno and its surroundings, in southern Minas Gerais, is bordered by the mountain ranges of São João, Morembá, Oriente, Dois Irmãos, Panieira, Bocaina, and Luminárias. It encompasses part of the municipalities of Nepomuceno, Coqueiral, Carmo da Cachoeira, Luminárias, Lavras, as well as other production forces.

The area is home to approximately 5 thousand coffee growers, most of them family farmers who own a total 45 thousand planted hectares, with close to 150 million coffee trees altogether.

With an altitude ranging from 850 to 1,250 meters, the region boasts a high-altitude tropical climate, with mild summers, occasional drought spells, and sporadic harsh winters.

Coffee production in the region amounts to some 750 thousand bags every year, most of which is sold to local cooperatives. The harvest, predominantly automated, takes place from May to August, the most widely planted strains of coffee being Mundo Novo, Catuaí, and Catucaí.

Climate and Geography

  • The average temperature is 21.2ºC (70.2ºF) year-round, varying from 13.5ºC (56.3ºF) to 27.8ºC (80.6ºF).
  • Rainfall stands at an average of 1,600mm per annum.
  • Its topography, in turn, can be described as 20% plain, 50% undulating, and 30% mountainous.

Our region is strategically located, as it is equally distant from three major Brazil’s state capitals: São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, and Belo Horizonte — not to mention the Port of Santos, in São Paulo, and the Port of Rio de Janeiro.

We know that coffee was brought over to the region in the early 1800’s by herdsmen and cattle traders looking to replenish their stock to feed the court. Growing coffee soon became a widespread activity due to the favorable climate and soil conditions, which were perfect to the production of high-quality coffee beans.

To locals, more than a charming drink, coffee is a source of income, employment, dreams, and concerns. It’s part of the air they breathe. It’s the topic of conversations. As a commodity, it’s bought, sold, and stored. Some go as far as to say it’s added to baby bottles in a bid to vaccinate small children against the evils of a decaffeinated world.

Our Coffees

For an espresso or a filter, we rescued the uniqueness of an old land, bringing to the cup a new and celebrated drink.

84 Points

100% arabic.

Notes of milk chocolate, white fruits and toasted hazelnut. Refined citric acidity,
dense body and a long lasting sweet aftertaste.

Variety Process
Catucaí Amarelo + Acaiá C. Descascado + Natural
Height Producer
1.000m Mauro Dantas + Douglas e Milca de Almeida

85 Points

100% arabic.

Notes of honey, orange blossom, blackberries and chocolate. Citric acidity, viscous body and a long lasting sweet aftertaste with a light floral touch.

Variety Process
Catucaí Amarelo C. Descascado
Height Producer
950m Mauro Dantas

Our Team

Young and not so young partners who share the ongoing eagerness to make new history from new coffee.

  • Vicente Rodrigues
    Vicente Rodrigues

    Vicente is our cherished consultant agronomist. In addition to doing his job with passion and gusto, he knows our region back to front and is a great expert in his field. For forty years, he’s been working on the development of plantations and providing our growers with guidance from planting to post-harvest, so that there’s never a reason for our coffee to feel uncared for.

  • Milena Rodrigues
    Milena Rodrigues

    Milena is Vicente’s niece, and she’s been having a great time working with coffees. Born and raised in Nepomuceno, Minas Gerais, she has set up house in Rio de Janeiro. A journalism graduate, she has spent quite a while traveling the world, as demanded by her occupation and the dolce far niente. This enthusiastic fledgling coffee grower is the one tasked with our relationship platforms, as well as the pursuit of new market channels.

  • João Marcelo Marques
    João Marcelo Marques

    João Marcelo was also born and raised in Nepomuceno, more specifically on her family’s farm, known not only for yielding the finest coffees, but also for their renowned cachaça. Graduated from business school, our youngest partner in crime is a passionate coffee taster, and also the one in charge of collecting our samples and trading our coffee beans with all the care and attention our coffee deserves.

  • Deneb Kozikoski
    Deneb Kozikoski

    Deneb started drinking coffee soon after she was born, in Poços de Caldas, Minas Gerais. A literature student and a Portuguese professor at Columbia University, she’s lived in New York for six years, and recently seized the opportunity provided by this new phase in her life to place her bets on coffee growing. She attended courses, became a specialist, and has set up an appealing network of acquaintances in the city of roasters. She’s our Miss Congeniality, our spokeswoman in the Big Apple.

  • Viviani Rocha
    Viviani Rocha

    Vivi finished her university studies in Biomedicine, but decided to move from one alchemy to another, and now she’s both a chef and a barista. Vivi has been a great help in our quests, finding and treasuring the most striking features of our coffees. Our dirty pans are also the outcome of her delicious experiments—and they’re all here on our blog! She also helps spread the word about our grains to specialized stores, coffee shops, and roasters all across Brazil.

  • Suzana Garcia
    Suzana Garcia

    Graduated in Biology and a specialist in the detection of water stress in plants, Suzana Garcia lived in many European countries, where she did masters, doctoral and postdoctoral. Born in Nepomuceno, among coffee growers, she wanted to honor her origins, and began by studying and learning about the universe of Brazilian coffees. It is she who sends us news of the utopian and indescribable Amsterdam, where she takes care of our representative office in Europe.

  • Isamara Modesto
    Isamara Modesto

    Isa, as is known to us, is our youngest headline. Born and literally raised in the midst of coffee plantations in Nepomuceno, she is a technician in coffee cultivation and student of Animal Science. In addition to being passionate about coffees, she wants to build a great career associated with the production of grains. It is she who helps us organize (and understand) our accounting and administrative life, giving strength with all the paperwork involved in this adventure of creating an Association.

Our Farms

  • Fazenda ASA Palheta – Aviário Santo Antônio
  • Fazenda Limeira – Lucas Pimenta e Sérgio Soares
  • Fazenda Boa Vista – Alberto Lourençoni Sarquis
  • Fazenda Ponte Funda – Andreia Lourençoni
  • Fazenda Santa Eunice – Jair Finocchio
  • Fazenda Santa Paula – Mauro Cesar Dantas
  • Fazenda Santana – Paulo Roberto Dantas
  • Fazenda Serrinha – Ariosvaldo Rodrigues
  • Fazenda Serrinha – Ricardo Reis Villela
  • Fazenda Vista Alegre – Douglas e Milca Almeida
  • Fazenda Vista Alegre – Nizio de Oliveira Lima
  • Fazenda Vista Longa – Wilson Marques

Contact

Address

Chácara dos Barbosas, S/N
Nepomuceno – MG – 37250-000
Phone.: +55 35 99860 1734
Mobile: +55 21 98105 0296

contato@flordecafe.net

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