José Reis - Brazil - Natural - Espresso
This is a smooth all-rounder, excellent as espresso and in milk drinks. A true crowd-pleaser tasting like honeycomb, hazelnut, & chocolate.
José is a 3rd generation coffee farmer who, along with his son Flávio, manage everything at the farm from the day-to-day operations to hosting tourists. José promotes agroforestry at his farm in Tres Pontes and keeps at least 20% of the farm as protected natural rainforest, while the rest is designed as a regenerative agroforest.
Jose Reis is a 3rd generation coffee farmer. The farm has been in the Reis family since the 1930's.
Tres Pontas, Minas Gerais, is Brazils largest coffee growing region.
This coffee scores 85 points.
Rancho Grande sits on a relatively flat plateau at around 950 masl.
This lot is 100% Mundo Novo, a natural cross between Typica and Bourbon.
Whole cherries are dried in static drying boxes for uniform and controlled drying.
A Family Business
"We live to keep our heritage and passion for coffee production alive by educating and inspiring the next generation of coffee farmers.
Coffee production began at the Rancho Grande Farm in 1933, when Mr. Aneite Reis inherited 5 hectares of land to grow crops. Three generations later and the farm is now run by his son José Carlos Reis and his grandson Flávio (Fafa) Reis. Flavio intends to pass the family business on to his children one day as well. The pair manage all the day-to-day operations, the staff, as well as hosting groups of agro-tourists to tour the farm.
The farm complies with all Brazilian environmental law and at least 20% of the farm is protected as natural rainforest, as well as being Rainforest Alliance Certified.
Alongside their agroforestry model, the Reis family have cows and horses to produce their own natural fertiliser for the farm. They also intercrop the coffee trees with staples like beans and wheat. In line with their vision for sustainable coffee production, they've also built individual houses for the workers and their families, an on-site church, a football pitch, a nursery, and a medical centre – with a doctor visiting weekly.