For our Rich & Chocolatey offering we rotate your coffee destination every three months to ensure you receive the freshest coffee from the tastiest microlots. You will generally receive coffees from the Americas. South America has the terroir and varietals to produce full bodied coffees, with rich chocolatey flavours that are well balanced with sweet notes of caramel and nuts and often with subtle citrus acidity.
Our current Rich & Chocolatey coffee comes from Fazenda da Lagoa situated in the Alto Mogiana region of Brazil and has rich notes of apple, pecan and chocolate. The story of Niwaldo Rodrigues and his brothers, Ailton and Maurivan, however, does not begin here. The brothers are the second generation in coffee agriculture, following their parents who produced coffee during the 1960s. In 1976 they moved to the city so the brothers could study and pursue working in business. After finishing their degrees, fate had it that they struggled with unemployment and they decided to reconnect with agriculture.
The events that transpired defined the brothers’ journey with spirit and determination when faced with adversity. In 1981, their new farmland in Sao Paulo was drastically hit by frost that decimated their entire coffee population and the brothers had to abandon everything they had established and start over again. It was after this hardship that they came full circle and poetically returned to the Fazenda Lagoa region to start a new farm where their parents had cultivated their first coffee plants.
Currently, their coffee farm has been expanded and added to with property and land purchases taking the size of the farm to 570 hectares, spread across 5 farms, of which 450 hectares have been planted with coffee.
We recommend you endeavor to receive your coffee as beans, as it will aid your coffee in staying fresher for longer and will keep those flavours and aromas that make that coffee distinct and vibrant locked in. If this isn’t possible we can grind your beans to suit your filter brew method. Your coffee subscription will be accompanied by a detailed leaflet outlining tasting notes, historical backdrops, environmental landscapes and inspiring and innovative stories of the coffees journey from the farm to your brew at home.