FAZENDA PEDRA PRETA. BRASILIEN. MINAS GERAIS. SUL DE MINAS.
ESPRESSO Siebträger / Schraubkanne / Vollautomat / Aeropress
We taste: Cocoa. Chocolate Truffles. Dark Chocolate.
Unser absoluter Klassiker. Ein reiner Arabica-Espresso. Schokolade ohne Ende, ein cremiges Mundgefühl, schöner Körper - und das bei wenig Säure. So soll ein Brasilianer für uns schmecken. Der Pedra Preta ist ein Espresso für jede Lebenslage und macht im Cappuccino einfach nur Spaß: rund, süß und herrlich cremig.
Fazenda Pedra Preta ist eine Farm auf der Agroforstwirtschaft betrieben wird. Indem gesunde, funktionierende Ökosysteme geschaffen werden, werden Boden und Biodiversität geschützt. Mehr über den Ansatz auf der Farm und warum die dortige Arbeit besonders zukunftsorientiert ist: hier.
Aufbereitung / processing : natural
Varietät / variety : Arara
Anbauhöhe / height : 1000-1100m
FOB: $ 1,97/lb plus $ 0,57/lb premium for the Agroforestry Project
Händler / Importer: The Coffee Quest, NL
THE COFFEE QUESTS STORY:
Agroforestry is a form of land management using intercropping, where trees and shrubs are combined to create a multi-layered ecosystem, keeping the soil and biodiversity protected.
Brazil produces around 35% of the world’s coffee supply, but with increasing environmental and economic pressures, the future of coffee production is at risk. With coffee consumption growing exponentially year by year, we may find the industry struggling to meet global demands. It’s time to tackle the urgent issues with climate change (droughts, frost and low yields) and lower the current risk of price instability for farmers.
By introducing agroforestry systems, farmers can create healthy ecosystems while generating a sustainable income through multiple cash crops. Early adopters are showing better protection against the effects of climate change, whilst lowering their carbon footprint.
Eduardo Ferreira de Sousa is a close partner of The Coffee Quest. He is the owner of Fazenda Pedra Preta in Mantiqueira de Minas and one prime example of how we build our partnership with producers.
Our partnership with Eduardo dates back a few years ago when he first planned his agroforestry pilot. In the 2021 harvest season, through The Coffee Quest Brasil, we had our chance to collaborate closely with Eduardo and gained a better overview of his work.
Eduardo is the real pioneer of regenerative agriculture in Brazil. He is well-known for his own scalable regenerative agriculture pilot called Tropicália – a form of land management using intercropping to create a multi-layered ecosystem.
The objective is clear to Eduardo: Making agroforestry mainstream. His journey started with only 4 hectares of agroforestry in 2019, but he plans to grow this to almost 100 hectares within the next 10 years. His agroforestry system Tropicália has made significant progress so far.
The Coffee Quest has long supported the concept behind sustainable coffee production. Witnessing Eduardo’s progress and advocacy is one of the reasons why we embraced his goal as soon as we got to know him: scaling up his agroforestry system and introducing regenerative coffee to the world.
The seeds of the coffee-growing tradition in the Capistrano-Ferreira family were sewn far before the beginning of Fazenda Pedra Preta. For more than 100 years, across five generations, the knowledge and heritage of coffee production have been developed and passed down, forming a comprehensive understanding of the particularities within the Mantiqueira micro-region. This has created a historical basis for agronomical practices across decades.
In more recent years, Eduardo has combined this legacy with modern technologies and innovative practices that encompass ecological preservation. Eduardo wrote his Master’s Thesis on the subject of Agroforestry, and is now putting this theory into practice on his own farm.