Processing: Natural & sun dried on patios
Flavours: Raisin, prune, spice
Fazenda Rio Verde was founded in 1887 and is the oldest of Ipanema Coffee’s farms. Located in the heart of the Mantiqueira de Minas Mountains, this 1,500 hectare farm is a true natural sanctuary, where coffees are grown at elevations of up to 1,300 meters above sea level, surrounded by virgin forests, waterfalls, springs and hiking trails.
Its clay soil is rich in decomposed minerals and full of nutrients due to its rich flora and fauna as well as water springs. High elevations combined with mountainous topography create its own microclimate, with mild temperatures and an average rainfall of 1,600 mm a year make it ideal for growing high quality coffee – but a challenge for the normal Brazilian production methods.