The Cerrado Farm, in the midst of a native forest preserved with numerous species of fauna, flora and spring water, with a pleasant climate of the mountains of Minas Gerais and a privileged view.
The generation of coffee growers who at the beginning of the last century already planted coffee in Ouro Fino- MG, with dedication and love for the land and its fruits, transformed an unproductive field in the lush Fazenda Cerrado.
The Cerrado Farm combines simplicity, flavor and tradition, producing the best coffees, generating different and sophisticated flavors, creating an atmosphere of magic and romance that surrounds the colors of its spectacular landscape, sounds and aromas, as well as the cultivation of excellent lychee, respecting the environment, suppliers and customers.
The owners, Cláudio Moreira Barbosa and their son Luís Claudio Ávila Barbosa, started their activities in the Cerrado Farm in 2001, prioritizing environmental preservation, sustainability and quality of life, for the development of its production.
COLOMBIA, NELSON HURTADO
The founder of Tabe Burka washing station, Mr. Tadesse Edema, has coffee in his veins. He comes from a coffee-oriented family of 29 brothers whom all work with coffee. His brothers, Girma and Dereje, are famous in the Guji zone because they produce such outstanding quality coffee in Uraga and Ambela.
Tadesse Edema collects his coffee from 300 smallholders, that form five farmer groups. Each farmer owns approximately 3 hectares of land and cultivates maize trees, false banana, and fruit trees – besides their coffee crop. Tadesse pays the farmers groups in advance when harvest begins. This gives the small holders enough incentive to harvest quality.
A native of Guji, Tadesse Edema is a pioneer among producers in Uraga and was one of the first to build a washing station in the region. His Tabe washing station was constructed over 12 years ago, paving the way for Oromia Union to enter and construct their well known Layo Teraga Cooperative WS.
Seven years ago, Tome washing station was completed on the other side of the ridge, facing the river that divides Hambelafrom Uraga. Tadesse is a community leader and has built schools and roads in the region. In addition to washing stations, he owns two farms -one in Shakisoand another in Anasora.
The water from the Burka river is used to wash the coffee from Tabe Burka site. Coffee is fermented for 24 – 36 hours. Naturals are dried for 15 – 18 days.
ETHIOPIA, TABE BURKA, GUJI
Tabe Burka washing station is located in the Uraga woreda, which is part of the Guji zone. Uraga is bordered by the Ode Shakiso woreda in the South-East and Gedeb woreda (Yirgacheffe) in the West.
Grown by Felipe Arcila at Jardines del Eden. This coffee was exposed to a dry anaerobic fermentation of 52 hours inside grain pro bags adding CO2. The coffee was then placed on raised beds until 10.5% moisture content was achieved.
Jardines del Eden or Eden Gardens is the first farm to be purchased by Carlos and Felipe Arcila of Cofinet. The farm has existing Castillo and more recently Cofinet has planted some of the most rare and unique varieties such as Wush Wush, Sidra, Eugenoides and Papayo.
This microlot is 100% Castillo. This variety was developed by Federacion Nacional de Cafeteros. It is more productive than Caturrra and resistant to the coffee leaf rust.