📍Crafted in Eastbourne, East Sussex
Chocolate, digestive biscuits, caramel
Producer: Marcia de Jesus Souza Borges
Location: Sul de Minas, Mantiqueira de Minas, Brazil
Elevation: 1000 masl
Variety: Red Catuai
A classic high grade Brazilian coffee, full of body and sweetness. Expect notes of chocolate and caramel with a kiwi fruit acidity.
Owner Marcia de Jesus Souza Borges and her family are united by coffee. Both Marcia and her husband grew up on coffee farms. After their marriage, they purchased their first farm together.
In 2013, in the middle of a price crisis, Maria and her husband were having financial troubles. Her husband wanted to sell the farm to pay their debts. Maria, who had grown up on Nossa Senhora da Aparecida, wanted to keep the farm. That same year, with the help of local cooperative staff, Maria identified a lot that cupped extremely well. Maria took over farm operations and worked on replicating and expanding the quality of that isolated lot. Today, the farm is thriving with high productivity and excellent cup quality. Today, she is joined in her work by her daughter, Andressa and son, Bruno.
When she’s not cultivating coffee on her own farm, Marcia is coordinating a group of female coffee growers in the Mantiquiera region.