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<< Rare Coffee Alert >> Hand-picked Deliciousness!

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<< Rare Coffee Alert >> Hand-picked Deliciousness!

Taina Bittencourt and her husband José Renato took over his father’s farm in 2014. At the time, they were still students, and while they were dedicated to continuing the family’s legacy of producing carefully farmed beans for stellar coffee, they wanted to build upon the family’s progress, and push it to ever-higher levels of quality. In the first year, their careful hands-on farming earned recognition, with their coffee earning fifth place in the prominent Cup of Excellence contest. (Every year, hundreds of producers compete, and the winners are considered at the top of the world coffee field).  Since then, their...

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Our first grower from the Cerrado Mineiro region of Brazil!

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Our first grower from the Cerrado Mineiro region of Brazil!

Have you heard of the Cerrado Mineiro classification for coffee? 

Part of magic is due to the weather: the Northwestern pocket of Brazil has well-defined seasons that ensure optimal ripeness, and freshness. The hot, wet summers mean the coffee fruit develops fruit-forward flavors, and the pleasantly dry winters means those flavors are balanced by a bright acidity. 

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