Farm info

The name of Fazenda Minamihara comes from the last name of the Japanese family who arrived to Brazil as immigrants in the 1930s to work with coffee. They began production in the state of Parana, and in 1973 moved to the Cristais Paulista municipality in the Franca region of São Paulo state, which presented several favorable conditions for growing coffee.

Fazenda Minamihara is dedicated to producing high quality coffees, investing in new technologies, and searching for more sustainable methods of production. An efficient process of harvest and post harvest selection separates coffees of the highest quality to offer to clients who value the flavor and originality of their coffee.

Futhermore, the farm does not use toxic pesticides or herbicides, only biological treatments. The production process does not degrade the land and at the same time elevates the quality. Coffee grows under the shade of avocado trees and the farm’s soil is balanced, giving special complexity to the final cup.

Fazenda Minamihara has more than 95 hectares of the farm’s total 150 hectares planted with coffee of the Mundo Novo, Red and Yellow Catuaí, Obatã, Bourbon Amarelo, and Tupi varieties, totaling 34,00 bags of coffee annually.

This special Red Obata Natural lot was selected for the Cropster + Ally Coffee collaboration event!

Region

Alta Mogiana

Located in the northeastern region of the Sao Paulo state along the border with Minas Gerais, the region has elevations between 900 and 1,000 meters above sea level and an average annual temperature of 21 degrees Celsius. The gently rolling land, rich soil, the fresh water of the Rio Grande, and higher elevations make it a region well suited to coffee production.

Much of Alta Mogiana’s crops are grown on small family-owned farms, which are supported by established local infrastructure and easy access to new technologies. Skilled labor and reliable roads further facilitate the transport of the region’s coffee production.