Brazil, Onze Mil Campo Alegres Co2 Decaf
£9.50 – £25.00
About this coffee:
This Decaffeinated lot is a mix of two different lots. These are two natural estate lots, both from Brazil. These lots are Onze Mil Virgens and Campo Alegre, hence the name ‘Onze Mil Campo Alegres’.
Onze Mil Virgens has been in Ana Cecilia Velloso’s family for four generations. Although she is an architect by training, her relationship with coffee started at birth. Her great-grandfather, Miguel Veloso, was a pioneer in the Carmo do Paranaiba region. When he first established São Luiz Estate (of which Onze Mil Virgens is part) in 1969, the Cerrado Mineiro was agriculturally underdeveloped and there was no coffee to be found. Manoel Veloso dos Reis, Ana’s grandfather, was also a pioneer. He took over from his father, strengthened the family’s legacy, and founded the town’s first agricultural cooperative. He was also the first to implement drip irrigation and to work with pulped naturals in the region.
Campo Alegre occupies some of the higher points of Samambaia, lying between 950 and 1,150 metres above sea
level. Coffee varieties planted on the plot include: Yellow Bourbon; Catiguá; Acaiá; Mundo Novo; Yellow Catucaí;
Yellow and Red Catuaí; Topázio; Icatú; Rubi and Arara. This particular lot hailing from Campo Alegre is 100% Mundo
Novo that has been processed using the Natural method. There is also a sizeable varietal garden on Campo Alegre
where the farm grows 19 different Bourbon varieties. This garden is a project that has been undertaken in partnership
with a well-known agricultural research institute in Brazil (in the Samambaia plot, a parallel project has established an
additional 54 varieties coming from all parts of the world).
Farm: Onze Mil Virgens & Campo Alegre
Variety: Red & Yellow Catuai
Altitude: 950 to 1,200 masl
Roast profile: Espresso