Fazenda Cruzeiro is located in the Cerrado Mineiro region and benefits from up to 1800 to 2000mm/year of rainfall, which makes irrigation unnecessary. The rainy season always falls before May, which also guarantees perfect conditions for natural drying process. The result is a smooth cup with a great balance of red berry flavours and a warming chocolate mouthfeel.
100% FAZENDA CRUZEIRO (BRAZIL)
RED GRAPE / RASPBERRY / COCOA BUTTER
8oz / 227g
Varietals: 100% Rubi
Altitude: 1000 masl
Owner: Cláudio Ottoni
Location: Araxá, Cerrado Mineiro, Brazil
Purchased in 2009 by Cláudio Ottoni, the farm started with 130 hectares planted under coffee. Today the coffee plantation has expanded to 200 hectares. The majority of their land is planted under Red Catuaí 144 variety, which composes some 80% of Fazenda Cruzeiro’s total production; other varieties that are cultivated include Mundo Novo Acaiá (15%) and Rubi (5%).
The Ottoni family always seeks to use the most sustainable growing practices and stewardship of the land. Over 140 hectares of the farm is devoted to wildlife preservation.
Additionally, the Cruzeiro Farm now works with no water waste and has implemented agroecological means of reducing and (in many cases) completely eliminating the use of herbicides. Some of these methods include planting plant species nearby the coffee trees that will attract and trap bugs and insects before they are able to infect the cherries.
Furthermore, the discarded coffee pulp produced during the de-pulping of coffee cherries is recycled as compost and applied to the coffee plants. This serves to re-invigorate soil fertility and to help the coffee plant absorb more water and nutrients.
All our coffees are roasted and packed in foil-lined bags at our roastery in Penryn, Cornwall.
We roast, hand-pack and ship all orders on Thursday, including Smält Hot Chocolates, merchandise and hardware items.
UK SHIPPING CHARGES
Royal Mail First Class - £3.00
Orders over £20 - Free Royal Mail First Class delivery
Royal Mail Signed For delivery is available for £4.00