9.50 € – 57.00 €
Country / Brazil
Region / Caconde
Producer / FAF & Bob-o-Link producers
Process / natural
Variety / Catuai, Bourbon & Mundo Novo
Altitude / 1200m
Cacao & macadamia
Roasted for espresso
Boa Vista Zani Valley occupies a deep cleft in the mountains bordering the states of São Paulo and Minas Gerais. Located in the municipality of Caconde, it is an important watershed contributing to the Rio Pardo river from the natural springs that rise on the Bobolink farms of Boa Vista.
As in many places in the new world, land belonged to one family and plots have been subsequently divided through the new generations. In Boa Vista we have the Jacon, Zani, Dos Santos, Ferreira, families; who have been living and farming the area for four generations. Today, each have individual plots throughout the valley and collectively they care for the springs and streams that flow through their properties.
In 2008 they started working with FAF and João Hamilton of Sitio Canaã on a new coffee production model for the region. Instead of selling their dried coffee to local buyers they work with João and FAF Coffees to raise the quality and think of coffee as a beverage and not a grain to be auctioned off. Taking control of the post-harvest processes and applying new techniques such as raised beds and careful turning allows the full potential of the coffee to come through.
The families have used this period to improve the health of their coffee plantations maximizing the potential of the incredible terroir of the region. United by the passion of producing high quality coffee and preserving the natural habitat which they have inherited, Boa Vista is now on a one-hundred-year plan to bring back the abundance of clean water, forests and organically grown produce for those who inhabit today and for the following generations to come.
whole beans, moka pot ground, espresso