Farm: Fazenda Londrina
Region: Cerrado Mineiro
Altitude: 1150 metres above sea level
Variety: Red Catuai
Altitude: 1125 m above sea level
Owner: Jorge Fernando Naimeg
Tasting Notes: Brown Sugar, Honey
Farm Size: 190 hectares
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The story of the Naimeg family farms goes back to August 17, 1938, when Gerson Naimeg was born in Conselheiro Pena, Minas Gerais to a father recently immigrated from Germany and a Brazilian mother. As a young man he moved his family to the northern state of Paraná in 1957, where he married Hercília Mafra from Botelhos in Southern Minas Gerais. Together they had six children: Joseph Ali, Carlos, Nilza, Gerson, Mauro, and Jorge Fernando.
In 1962, after working for a coffee trader at the Northern Company of Paraná, Gerson acquired his first piece of land and was able to show his passion for coffee by planting a farm in the northern region of Paraná. The family-owned Naimeg group was founded in 1965 as an organization dedicated to the highest qualities of coffee.
In 1981, after the crop had been devastated by three major frosts, Gerson decided to go to the mountains of Minas Gerais and acquired Fazenda Pântano in the city of Coromandel. The family now has three additional farms: Bela Vista, Ouro Verde, and Londrina, administered by Jorge Fernando Naimeg. The six siblings remain united, having preserved their family’s history and legacy for more than fifty years.
Londrina is 394 hectares, with 190 hectares planted with coffee. The trees flower in September and October for the harvest the following July to September. The average temperature is 21° C. The farm grows several varieties of Catuai in addition to Topazio, Mundo Novo, Acacia Cerrado, Rubi, Paraiso, and Catucai.
This lot of Red Catuai coffee underwent Natural processing. Catuai was made by the Instituto Agronomico (IAC) of Sao Paulo State in Campinas, Brazil by crossing Mundo Novo and Caturra varieties. Catuai coffees are cultivated widely across Brazil, and are known for their high productivity potential.
Finca La Loma is owned by fifth-generation coffee producer Juan Carlos Guerra along with his father, Eduardo Guerra. The farm is located in the Ciudad Bolívar municipality of Antioquia, right next to the Farallones del Citará forest reserve which provides access to more than 20 natural water sources that extend throughout its 250 hectares of farmland and natural forest reserves.
This lot of Castillo coffee underwent Washed processing. Ripe cherries are manually harvested before being floated, sorted, and pulped. The pulped coffee is then fermented in plastic tanks with eucalyptus leaves for 96 hours. The fermented coffee is then washed and dried on sun-exposed raised beds for 20 days.