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Fazenda Alta Vista
BRASIL
Robson Vilela

Cocoa, hazelnuts, low acidity, syrupy body, dark roast

Robson Vilela bought Alta Vista in 2001 after retiring from his dentistry practice. Robson had his practice for 25 years and it was always his ambition to retire to a farm and grow coffee. He planted two varieties; Yellow Catuaí and Yellow Bourbon which are both prized for their clarity and sweetness. The coffee trees are protected from the sun and occasional strong winds by banana trees. The crop from these provides an additional income to the farm and each year the farm produces around 44 metric tons of bananas. In his drive to continually raise the quality of his coffee, Robson has carried on making improvements to the dry mill and patios such as the creation of raised drying beds. Along with these improvements, Robson has expanded his fish lakes and now the farm has three that provide him and his workers with fresh fish. This year Robson planted 4,200 native trees in a section of the farm as the beginning of a permanent preservation area.