The dos Santos family have set their roots in the mountain of Caconde, producing coffee for over 40 years now. The region is truly blessed – with natural water springs at the top of the mountain sustaining the beautiful area that we have been lucky to visit many times. You will be enjoying one of Ivan and Roses best lots this season: clean, full bodied flavours of belgian chocolate, peacan pie, vanilla, currants and sticky dates. This cup is balanced and smooth.
Ivan is the youngest brother of Gertrudes and Joao Hamilton dos Santos. The siblings began a partnership with FAF (Fazenda Ambiental Fortaleza) in 2008 to change to sustainable, quality driven coffee farming. Fast forward, a whole region has changed with neighbors collaborating and following best practices. We started coffees from the family in 2014 and it has changed our perception for Brazilian coffees.
Our relationship with Ivan and Rose has grown over the years and we have started investing into upgrades of their farm, Sitio Seriema. Read our blog on the water treatment project – the farm now fully cleans all water before releasing it back to nature. This project is now spreading across the region and will certainly help improving the environment.