Our Coffees Fazenda Alta Vista

Fazenda Alta Vista
Robson Vilela

Toasted hazelnuts and dark chocolate with low acidity and full body

This is our first shipment from Alta Vista for this crop. Each year we travel to Brasil to taste and select coffees from Carmo Coffee - the exporters we work with in Carmo de Minas. We tasted this lot from Alta Vista and were delighted with its sweetness and caramel-like body. 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. Robson planted two varietals; Yellow Catuaí and Yellow Bourbon which are both prized for their clarity of fruit and sweetness. The coffee trees are protected from the sun and occasional strong winds by the banana crop which provides an additional income to the farm. The farm also has a small lake with carp, tilapia and trout for the family and farm-workers. Recently, one of Robson’s micro-lots from this year’s natural crop came second in the Cup of Excellence – Brasil Late Harvest competition!