Brazil Fazenda Palmital
Walnut cream, prunes, blueberries, caramel.
Since 1920, when the PALMITAL farm was acquired by Carlos Augusto Rodrigues de Melo's grandfather, the coffee fandom has remained in family hands. From 452 hectares of plantations, 150 workers pick 6 500 bags of coffee berries per season. Picked by hand! A rare practice on a large Brazilian farm. During the coffee-gathering season, the workers live with their families in well-maintained houses close to the plantations, and the farm takes care of the children's school transport and health care. Carlos' farming practices are focused on sustainability and ecology, using spring water very sparingly and producing compost on site to fertilise the soil. The farm's 61 hectares of plantations are located in a forest reserve.