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organic certified

Cup profile: Striking aroma, stone fruit, traditional notes of chocolate and walnuts, creamy velvety body, well-balanced acidity, long finish with clean caramel sweetness and occasional notes of dark chocolate.

The Organic Certified segment holds an important position alongside our Micro-region segmentation in Brazil. In our Quest for quality coffee we are actively including farms that are producing fully Organic and have received their certification to export to the US & Europe. In coffee consuming countries we see a growing demand for Organic products to both avoid chemicals and to support a more holistic lifestyle. As part of this proposition, The Coffee Quest Europe was able to get their Organic Certification with SKAL in The Netherlands.

 

Part of our visits to Brazil are to understand the reasons for producers to become Organic Certified. We would like farmers to avoid cutting corners during production, and therefore value other intrensic motivations that do not involve economic incentives. Any producer can tell you about the risk for dropping volumes resulting from a move from conventional to Organic. Those who survive the three years of conversion often have their own story about why they took the step. The success stories we present have been able to integrate quality into their production process, compensating for their initial investment. Our search has led to suppliers in different regions of Brazil with each their own story.  

our partners

Flor do Bagaço "Amparo"​

In 2015 our friends from Fazendas Klem got in contact with Amparo Drumond, owner of the farm Flor do Bagaço in Lajinha. She had the wish to improve her coffee quality and develop a more holistic approach to farming. With the help of Juan Vargas from the larger Klem Estate they have been able to convert the farm from conventional to Organic production, and provide continous Organic inputs.​

Fazendas Klem

Fazendas Klem in known in the region as an great example for Organic production. The Estate, once established by grandfather Nagype, has done extensive studies into Organic processing, soil protection and many other variables. Based on their research they have formulated a method using local materials to feed their soils and grow their trees. This includes using of every bit of organic material available (for example; cascara and fertilizer using chicken shit), but also applying minerals found at nearby rock formations.