History of the farm
A story of success The Fazenda Cambara is located in Carmo de Minas, city at the south of Minas Gerais. The region is known by its climate, relief and soil ideals for specialty coffee production. According to the owner, Algenio Castro, the secret for the success is fertile land and junction of men dedication and forces of nature. The name Cambara originated from a native and abundant tree in the property, with very peculiar characteristics, such as silver leaves, tortuous trunk and very sturdy. The Cambara only grows in fertile soil and its grandeur stands out across the landscape. This story starts at the end of the 1960s decade, with the death of Mr. Joaquim Junqueira Ferraz, patriarch of the family. The family farms were divided among Mr Joaquims sons. Neuza Ferraz de Castro, the youngest, inherited the property that would become Fazenda Cambara and a story of passion, dedication and success. Neuza and her husband Algenio Batista de Castro, electrical engineer, took over the farm and expanded the coffee growing. However, in 1975, Algenio passed away in an accident. Continuing this story of love and dedication, Algenio Ferraz de Castro, his son, left Rio de Janeiro where he was born and finished his studies to take over the administration of Fazenda Cambara, being only 16 years old. Today, Algenio runs the farm and his interest and dedication reveal his real call and talent for land work. Stood in Carmo de Minas, made friends, family and Fazenda Cambara became his life.
All phases of production of specialty coffee on Fazenda Cambara count on agronomic supervision. The harvest follows the highest standards, being made between the months of May and September, peaking in July. The coffee produced is favored by exceptional weather conditions in the region and are now internationally recognized for its high quality. The Fazenda Cambara has coffee plantations of varieties Acaiá, Red Bourbón, Yellow Catuai, Catucai, Novo Mundo and Icatu with different altitudes between 900 and 1,500 meters, which allow us to offer coffees with variations in body and flavor. The coffee produced on the farm participates in competitions such as the BSCA, EMATER and has also been placed among the top 50 coffees from Brazil in competitions sponsored by Illy. The Cambara farm is member of COCARIVE – Regional Cooperative of Coffee Growers of Vale do Rio Verde, that is responsible for the technical support to the farm and the producer.
|Farm Name||Fazenda Cambará|
|Farmer/Rep.||Algênio Ferraz de Castro|
|Size (30kg boxes)||38|
|City||Carmo de Minas|
|Region||Sul de Minas – Brasil|
|Program||Brazil Naturals 2012|
|Aroma/Flavor||vanilla, grapefruit ,strawberry, cherry, floral, honey, peach, walnut, caramel, crème brule|
|Acidity||balanced, structured, elegant, refined, jammy, fig pudding|
|Other||super dense, heavy, lingering aftertaste, creamy body, silky, rounded, sweet complex|
|Coffee Growing Area||120|
|Auction Lot Size (lbs.)||2513.27|
|High bidders||Toa Coffee Co.,Ltd. for Toa Coffee and Arab Coffee|