Fazenda Cachoeira da Grama: A Symbol of Coffee Excellence
Rooted deep within the culture of Brazilian coffee cultivation lies an emblem of excellence - Fazenda Cachoeira da Grama ("Grass Waterfall Farm"). Nestled in the heart of Brazil's esteemed Grass Valley (Vale da Grama) region, the farm is not only an invaluable asset to the coffee world, but also a testament to the harmony between sustainable practices, a rich heritage, and outstanding quality. Let's embark on a journey that takes us behind the scenes of this remarkable coffee farm.
A Rich History Dating Back to the 19th Century
The legacy of Fazenda Cachoeira da Grama dates back to the 19th century when the farm was acquired in 1890. Since then, it's been passed down through generations, cultivating a unique heritage steeped in coffee farming. Today, the farm is managed by Gabriel Dias, a fourth-generation coffee farmer and the founder of BrazCof. His commitment to preserving tradition while driving innovation has positioned Fazenda Cachoeira da Grama as an enduring symbol of coffee excellence.
The Geographical Advantage: Grass Valley
The Grass Valley region, known locally as Vale da Grama, is a coffee cultivator's paradise. Its elevation at 1,200 meters, unique topography, and volcanic soil offer the perfect conditions for coffee cultivation. The farm's position within this region allows the coffee trees to flourish, the beans maturing slowly under natural shade, enriching the coffee with nuanced flavors, complexity, and a richness that's hard to find elsewhere.
The Art of Coffee Cultivation: From Tree to Bag
At Fazenda Cachoeira da Grama, coffee cultivation is a craft. Every coffee cherry is handpicked, ensuring only the ripe ones make it into the batch. After picking, the cherries are air cleaned to remove leaves and twigs before they undergo a meticulous washing process. The beans are then pulped, dried, milled, and graded - all by hand. This careful attention to detail from tree to bag, results in coffee beans of unparalleled quality. View the full process here.
A Commitment to Sustainability and Community
Gabriel's commitment extends beyond cultivating exceptional coffee. His dedication to fostering a sustainable future has led to the implementation of numerous environmental initiatives, earning the farm a Rainforest Alliance certification. In addition, Gabriel's social initiatives have significantly contributed to the local community's well-being in the Grass Valley region.
Cup of Excellence and Global Recognition
This relentless pursuit of coffee excellence has earned Fazenda Cachoeira da Grama several accolades, including multiple Cup of Excellence awards. The farm's reputation extends far beyond Brazil, reaching roasters and coffee enthusiasts around the world who appreciate the outstanding quality of its beans.
Fazenda Cachoeira da Grama represents the best of Brazilian coffee culture, where a rich history, passion for excellence, and commitment to sustainability converge. It's this ethos that guides BrazCof, as we strive to bring these remarkable beans from our farm to your roastery, enabling you to experience the distinctive journey each bean undertakes. Through our commitment to quality and transparency, we invite roasters to not just taste, but also partake in the story of Fazenda Cachoeira da Grama, and appreciate the truly outstanding coffee it produces.