Literally meaning "grass waterfall" in Portuguese, this coffee will take you to the rainforests of Brazil without leaving your living room!
We met Gabriel Carvalho Dias a few years back and always wanted to work with his family farm. This amazing natural processed, sustainably grown coffee leaves lingering notes of marzipan, black cherry & toffee. It's rich yet very low in acidity! Perfect for any brew method (even espresso), but really amazes us as a pour over or as a heavy bodied french press.
Fazenda Cachoeira da Grama has been in the Carvalho Family since 1890. Gabriel de Carvalho Dias, the owner, is responsible for the property's management. It is located 3 miles from minas Gerais state line and has characteristics from the mountainous areas of Mogiana and from Sul de Minas. On this farm everything is done manually, which includes coffee plantain and harvesting, since its topography does not allow for any kind of mechanization.
Social and environmental sustainability is considered very important in the farm management. Gabriel has developed a program of planting native species to keep a better ecological balance. The farm has a school, a club and an official size soccer field for the employees'bejefit. There are 48 houses for the employees and their families, all with modern facilities. The wastewater is treated to avoid polluting the stream that runs across the farm.
The altitude of the coffee is between 1000-1250 meters above sea level and precipitation is between 1800-2000mm per year with an average temperature of 19 degrees celsius.Perfect for coffee!
Coffee is harvested manually on cloth, preventing the beans from getting in touch with the soil. The harvested coffee is immediately transferred from the productions fields to washers, with the separation of the cherry and the green beans from the dry beans, which are sent to the terrace to dry. The cherry and the green beans are processed by the coffee pulper, where the cherry beans are pulped and separated from the green coffee.
The coffee is dried under the sun on paved patios until dry, or on a second option, until the beans reach 20% humidity when the coffee is transferred to driers to reduce humidity to 11%. Subsequently, coffee is stored is warehouse, in wood silos, with low humidity level and free from doors that can affect coffee.
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