|Processing:||Pulped Natural & dried on patios|
|Altitude:||1,200 metres above sea level|
|Region:||Santo Antônio do Amparo, Minas Gerais|
|Producer:||Henrique Dias Cambraia|
The cool, green hills of Sul de Minas provide ideal conditions for coffee growing and produce some of Brazil's finest beans
Henrique Dias Cambraia, farmer of Fazenda Samambaia, attributes the success of his farm to a combination of various factors, not least the farm's geographic location at 1,200m above sea level, a steady cool climate averaging 21 degrees centigrade, competent technical management of the plantations, with individualised phytosanitary controls of the planting fields, constant training based on total quality control programs and most importantly the involvement of the whole team that works on the farm.
Henrique is committed not only to producing high quality coffee, but to farming in a way that is socially responsible and environmentally sustainable.
The farms of the Dias Cambraia family have been receiving technical assistance from Agronomist Josu Pereira de Figueiredo, Ph.D. for over ten years. Dr. Figueiredo was the technical coordinator of Brazilian Coffee Institute (IBC) and was also a Cup of Excellence finalist in 2000. Henrique also regularly attends events organised by the Association of the Coffee Producers of Southern Minas Gerais (Sulminas-Caf) and other similar bodies, to ensure that the Dias Cambraia farms remain at the forefront of new technologies and techniques.
Recently, Henrique Dias Cambraia was elected President of Sulminas-Caf. Together with other 20 coffee producers of the Santo Antnio do Amparo region, he founded the Santo Antnio Estate Coffee, to build relationships with the specialty coffee market.
Fazenda Samambaia has won many awards for its high quality coffee, including Cup of Excellence.
This coffee was shipped to New Zealand in jute sacks lined with PVC Grainpro bags – an airtight storage system that preserves aroma and freshness for longer, while also allowing the coffee to breathe naturally.