This blog is about coffee, cocoa, quinoa, rice and beans, fruits and veggies, wine and cheese! Its about knowing where our food is from. About farmers who grow them, here and there. Sustainable agriculture. Sustainable living. And what it all means to you and me. If we can have a great cup of coffee to mix it all up, all the better.
Thursday, July 19, 2012
Small coffee farmers in Brazil
On a recent trip to Brazil, I met some amazing small coffee farmers. There appears to be a growing trend to source coffee from small producer associations, who can provide quality coffee for the specialty market. Many of these have amazing farms like the one I visited in Southern Minas Gerais. Look out for these origins. Check with importers and coffee roasters and ask if they carry coffee from Brazilian small coffee farmers.