of Flor de Café
The perfect choice
Inspired by the culture of a small region in southwest Brazil, a group of coffee growers created the Flor de Café, an association that’s winning the world over with the excellence of its beans.
Drawn together by the same ideal, the twelve growers of Flor de Café work with zeal, care, and love as they treasure the features of the specialty coffees from the small region of Nepomuceno and its vicinity, in the south of Minas Gerais state. Our team is made up of specialists and devotees bent on crafting a drink counted among the best in the world. From the integrated management of multiple farms to the pursuit of a diversified set of sale channels, we seek to feed a fresh network of opportunities for all of those directly or indirectly linked to the magic that brings coffee to our cups.
The first seedlings were brought to the area early in the 19th century. Since then, coffee has been the core of our culture, the spur in late-night hours, and the stuff of our dreams.
The small region of Nepomuceno and its vicinity, 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 region boasts a high-altitude tropical climate (850–1,250 meters high), with mild summers, occasional drought spells, and sporadic harsh winters. The harvest, predominantly automated, takes place from May to August, the most widely planted varieties of coffee being Mundo Novo, Catuaí, and Catucaí. Our region is strategically located, equally distant from three major capitals: São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, and Belo Horizonte—not to mention the port of Santos, in São Paulo, and the port of Rio.
It is known that coffee was brought over in the early 1800’s by cattle traders looking to replenish their stock in the Vale do Rio Grande to feed the court. Growing coffee soon became a widespread activity due to the climate and soil conditions, favorable to the production of high-quality beans.
Be it espresso or filtered, we bring the uniqueness of an old land to your cup in the form of a magnificently crafted drink.
With a yearly production estimated at 20 thousand sacks, our coffees are known for regaling drinkers with notes of caramel, honey, chocolate, dried fruit, as well as soft floral and fruit hints, with a refined, citric acidity, a medium body, and a lengthy and highly sweet finish. In addition to green beans, both in Brazil and overseas, we also offer our delicious roasted coffees—the perfect choice for cafeterias, bars, restaurants, and the coziness of your home.
Perfect for your espresso coffee
Notes of milk chocolate, white fruits, roasted hazelnut.
Refined citric acidity, dense body, and a lengthy, sweet finish.
Perfect for your filtered coffee
Notes of honey, orange blossom, blackberry, and chocolate. Citric acidity, viscous body. Lengthy, sweet finish, with a slight floral touch.
Caring for and preserving nature around us, with reforestation projects of our land is an important part of our mission.
More than just the production of coffees, we’re interested in changing the reality surrounding us. Of the efforts aimed at protecting and preserving nature around us—like our reforestation projects, the recovery of preservation areas, and the restoration of water springs on our fazendas—our biggest source of pride and joy is the identification and cataloging of native flora in the properties encompassed by Flor de Café, including threatened species that have been given a safe home. Not to mention, of course, our plant nursery: a vivarium with native saplings we take care of with love and zeal, subsequently allowing them to bloom and thrive all across the region.
Here are a few of the species that make up our forests:
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Young and not so young partners who share the ongoing eagerness to make new history from new coffee.
Men and women with a different look on coffee production, honoring their roots and forging new values.
Rua Francisco Custódio da Veiga, 186
Centro – Nepomuceno – MG
Zip Code: 37250-000
+55 (35) 92000 7401
+55 (21) 98105 0296
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