Bowers Lake Coffee

Brazil Organic Coffee

Brazil Organic Coffee

Minas Gerais is the largest of the three major Brazilian growing regions with six micro-regions, which account for 50 percent of Brazil’s production. From this volume of coffee, we landed on a special treat traceable to a single estate in the Matas de Minas region, which is known for its rolling hills and uneven terrain lending to small to medium farms.

Dutra Family started planting coffee in the area over 50 years ago and has grown the estate to nearly 2,500 acres with ten distinct farms where coffee cherry from 3 million coffee trees is harvested by hand by more than 600 seasonal workers. While this estate seems significant, it is relatively small to the medium by Brazilian standards, which has allowed the Dutra family to focus on specialty grade, fully traceable lots for direct trade relationships. But we don’t want to downplay the big things happening at

Fazenda Dutra, which includes a passion for sustainability. Solar energy is significant at this Fazenda. The de-pulpers run on solar power, and the mechanical dryers are next on the agenda for this clean energy conversion. The estate also boasts nearly 750 acres of native forest to protect water sources and create natural barriers to protect the coffee trees from wind and erosion. The Dutra family also takes their role as an employer very seriously, with significant investments in a school located at the estate and a health care program for employees and their families.


Fair Trade Certified

Origin Information

GrowerDutra Family | Fazenda Dutra
Aromosa, Catigua, Catuai, Geisha, and Mundo Novo
Caputira, Minas Gerais, Brazil
600 – 1300 meters
Clay minerals
Pulped Natural (Honey) and dried in the sun on patios and elevated tables

Organic Coffee Bean Flavor Profile

Cupping Notes: Caramel, Chocolate, Brown Sugar

Aroma: Nutty, Almond, Cocoa