Novo Horizonte | Brazil
Coffee producer Claudio Avila and his business partner, Luis Otavio Turati, operate Fazenda Novo Horizonte. The farm was established by Luis' father, José Afonso, when he left the area of Guapé, Minas Gerais, in search of more suitable land for his coffee crops. He purchased the 275-hectare Fazenda Novo Horizonte in 1999, and the property has been managed by Luis and Claudio since 2003. In 2020, Luis took the entire farm leadership and decided to commit their production to specialty coffee to meet the growing demand for the crop.
Fazenda Novo Horizonte sits between 1080 and 1150 meters above sea level in the Sul de Minas growing region. The farm is planted with 120 hectares of Obatã and Catuai coffee trees, producing approximately 3000 bags annually.
This lot of Yellow Catuai coffee underwent Natural processing. Catuai was developed 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.
Region: Sul de Minas
Altitude: 1135 MASL
Variety: Yellow Catuai
Harvest: June - July