Fazenda Coqueiro placed 4th in the 2021 Cocarive Specialty Coffee Competition. The competition showcases the best coffees from the Mantiqueira de Minas region, which also happens to be one of the most awarded regions in Brazil.
For more than 40 years, Paulo Sérgio Carneiro Ribeiro's family has cultivated coffee in the mountains outside Carmo de Minas, a city world-renowned for its coffee heritage. Unlike much of Brazil, the harvest at Fazenda Coqueiro is performed by hand as its mountainous terrain makes it impossible to use mechanical pickers. Hand-picking ensures that only the perfectly ripe cherries are picked, which makes for a tastier coffee. Naturally processed, this coffee was sun-dried on patios before being finished in a mechanical drier to ensure a uniform moisture content.