In 2008 farms in the Serra do Cigano started working with FAF Coffees on a new coffee production model for the region. Instead of selling their dried coffee to local buyers, they work with 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.
Today, they have individual plots throughout the valley and collectively they care for the springs and streams that flow through their properties. 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, Serra do Cigano is now on a FAF Coffees One-Hundred-Year Project 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.
They grow top-quality coffees, while at the same time respecting nature. This includes farming without the use of artificial fertilizers and pesticides and reforesting areas around springs. Great efforts to harvest only the ripest cherries and improve their drying techniques using raised beds, resulting in better cup quality.
This is the second year we return to FAF Coffees because we love its flavor and we strongly support Fazenda Ambiental Fortaleza’s ethos and farming practices.
A full-bodied yet smooth coffee with pronounced notes of roasted hazelnuts, almonds, and caramel. Perfect for espresso and milk-based drinks.
(1000 g = 35,70 €)