Fazenda Santa Izabel

Country: Brazil

Nestled in the picturesque region of South Minas Gerais, Fazenda Santa Izabel has long been celebrated for the exceptional quality of its coffee. Acquired by Nobletree Coffee Farms in 2013 from its former owner, Marco Suplicy, the farm underwent transformative changes, paving the way for a new era of excellence.

Santa Izabel Farm has earned global acclaim having received numerous prestigious awards. They came 1st place in the Brazil Specialty Coffee Association (BSCA) Aroma Competition in 2020, placed 17th for its Bourbon at the 2020 at the Cup of Excellence Award and achieved 1st place in the BSCA the Washed Category in 2016.

Currently the farm grows 40 different varieties, with the team dedicated to identifying the optimal varieties to be selected for forthcoming harvests.

Beyond its commitment to cultivating exceptional coffee, Fazenda Santa Izabel prioritises good socio-environmental practices. The farm extends its expertise to small producers in the region with the provision of courses and workshops. This not only fortifies ties within the community but also empowers local producers to connect with international buyers, ensuring a sustainable future for all involved.

In collaboration with two esteemed institutions in Brazil, SEBRAE and SENAR, Falcafe host field days and organise training sessions focused on the intricacies of specialty coffee. Their support extends beyond theoretical knowledge, encompassing post-harvest guidance, drying methods, cupping sessions, and assistance with coffee sales.

Producer

Humberto Florezi Filho

Region

Ouro Fino
South Minas Gerais

Altitude

1,150m

Farm Certification:

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Coffee Varieties

Variety: Mundo Novo

Harvest: June to Sept
Processing: Natural
Cup Profile: Caramel and nuts. Medium citric acidity (orange). Notes of red fruits (plum). Dense and creamy body.

Variety: Yellow Bourbon

Harvest: June to Sept
Processing: Natural
Cup Profile: Flavour of caramel and nuts, clean. Refined citrus acidity (orange). Chocolate flavour, red fruits (plum and strawberry). Soft and velvety body, long and pleasant aftertaste.

Variety: Yellow Catuaí

Harvest: June to Sept
Processing: Honey
Cup Profile: Caramel and fruit aroma, Citric acidity (orange and tangerine). Velvety and creamy body, Flavours of yellow fruits (peach and apricot), notes of molasses. Long and pleasant aftertaste. Complex coffee.

Variety: Arara

Harvest: June to Sept
Processing: Natural Fermented
Cup Profile: Aromas of grapes and wine, high acidity. Liqueur body. Flavours of red fruits (grapes and strawberry), long and boozy aftertaste. Complex coffee.

Good socio-environmental practices

Beyond its commitment to cultivating exceptional coffee, Fazenda Santa Izabel prioritises good socio-environmental practices. The farm extends its expertise to small producers in the region with the provision of courses and workshops. This not only fortifies ties within the community but also empowers local producers to connect with international buyers, ensuring a sustainable future for all involved.

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