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Ricardo Tavares

Ricardo Tavares

Tasting Notes: Sponge Cake / Chamomile / Hazelnut

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Tasting Notes

Sponge Cake / Chamomile / Hazelnut


From Southland Merchants:

The paths of Ricardo Tavares have always been led by coffee farming. This story started with the work and dedication of the family’s patriarch, Sr. Aprigio Tavares Jr, someone who was never afraid, and in 1973 started a beautiful work throughout the coffee production chain. The loyalty in the business world is a consequence of his professional origins, as a gift from his DNA. As a result of all this effort, Ricardo is considered one of the most respected producers in the coffee world. He has the status of “successful entrepreneur” and is a producer with quality attested certificates. In 2018 he was the world champion of the Cup of Excellence competition, when his son Leonardo Tavares was in charge of the family’s farms. This is a successful story that multiplies from a generation to the other ones. The family is the 3rd generation in coffee growing and are doing a brilliant job on specialty coffee farming.

Located in the region of Chapada de Minas,Matilde farm has 550 hectares of coffee planted at an average altitude of 1,060 MASL. This region is mountainous and with an incredible landscape that mixes Cerrado and Rain Forest vegetation, which gives it a very lush and diverse biodiversity. With high relative humidity, a climate quite like Central America, and a clay soil, the farm’s climate interleaves dry with consistent rain periods. The coffee is planted in both flat and slightly lumpy lands which have streams and rivers in all its extension. Throughout the farm there are coffee crops shaded by mahogany trees, which provide a slower cherry maturation, highlighting the sweetness and other unique characteristics in the cup. The farm has an experienced and long-term staff which totally contributes to its success, having also a consistent supply with a high ability to repeat quality standards every year.

Technical Details

𝗣𝗿𝗼𝗱𝘂𝗰𝗲𝗿: Ricardo Tavares
𝗩𝗮𝗿𝗶𝗲𝘁𝘆: Geisha
𝗣𝗿𝗼𝗰𝗲𝘀𝘀𝗶𝗻𝗴: Described by the producer as Natural Fermented”.
𝗚𝗲𝗼𝗴𝗿𝗮𝗽𝗵𝘆: Mantiqueira de Minas Region, Brazil.

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