20 X Ricardo Tavares Family Green Bean pouches
Who is Ricardo Tavares?
Following his father’s footsteps, Ricardo Tavares has dedicated his life to the coffee industry. Fazenda Primavera is located in the municipality of Angelândia, Minas Gerais. The farm altitude is just over 1000 meters above sea level. This makes for a rich environment for the cultivation of specialty grade coffee. The climate also provides favorable conditions with average temperatures between 20 and 24 °C annually and precipitation of 1,000 to 1,300 mm.
It is not just Tavares’ geographical location which makes his farm unique. He has made a point of creating a farming facility which is second to none. Fazenda Primavera has state of the art installations including a 24,000 m² drying patio, 14 electric dryers, and equipment for processing fully washed coffees. The farm cultivates predominately Red and Yellow Catuaí (95%), but it has slowly been introducing new varieties such as Mundo Novo. Tavares’ operation also holds many certificates including organizations such as; Fair Trade, Rainforest Alliance, UTZ, Minas Coffee and Brazilian Specialty Coffee Association.
Tavares’ admirable and well-rounded approach to farming has made for an exemplary final coffee bean, coming straight out of Brazil.