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.
Drawn 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.
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.
For an espresso or a filter, we rescued the uniqueness of an old land, bringing to the cup a new and celebrated drink.
Notes of milk chocolate, white fruits and toasted hazelnut. Refined citric acidity,
dense body and a long lasting sweet aftertaste.
dense body and a long lasting sweet aftertaste.
|Catucaí Amarelo + Acaiá||C. Descascado + Natural|
|1.000m||Mauro Dantas + Douglas e Milca de Almeida|
Notes of honey, orange blossom, blackberries and chocolate. Citric acidity, viscous body and a long lasting sweet aftertaste with a light floral touch.
|Catucaí Amarelo||C. Descascado|
Young and not so young partners who share the ongoing eagerness to make new history from new coffee.
- 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
Chácara dos Barbosas, S/N
Nepomuceno – MG – 37250-000
Phone.: +55 35 99860 1734
Mobile: +55 21 98105 0296
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