BRAZIL - Agrotora
Hazelnut, Cacao nibs, Floral
Region: Minas Gerais
Agrotora farms coffee on 260 hectares with about 1,000,000 plants. 40% of those are of the rare Acaia varietal. After the cherries are picked, they are washed, sorted, pulped, dried and stored on site. Before export they are sorted and processed again in the dry mill, to remove the parchment and to match the required quality.
The farm also raised livestock and runs a reforestation project. Their refuge land features caves, waterfalls, peaks and natural pools formed by the Salto, Vermelho and Córrego do Monjolinho Rivers. It is covered with native vegetation including ipês, jacarandás, quaresmeiras, araucarias and cedar trees and a rich fauna, including endangered species such as the brown jaguar, the guará wolf and the primate guigó. The farm is UTZ and Rainforest Certified. They also receive water use grants and have environmental operating licenses.