Brazil Fazenda Helena Natural

  • Brazil Fazenda Helena Natural
  • Brazil Fazenda Helena Natural
  • Brazil Fazenda Helena Natural

Cup Characteristics: Smooth, earthy body with noticeable viscous milk chocolate mouthfeel. Mild fruit penetration. Clean and sweet. Toasty, mild hazelnut flavor. Good base for espresso.

$13.99 per pound


Brazil Rain Forest Alliance Fazenda Helena Natural 17/18 is sourced from a family owned estate in the Cerrado Mineiro region within the state Minas Gerais, Brazil. The Cerrado Mineiro region has a protected designation of origin (PDO) because of the region's renowned coffee reputation and optimal growing conditions.

Helena Ricci is the fourth generation of the Ricci family to manage the estate with a continued commitment to environmental stewardship. The Ricci family is also invested in the Educampo Coffee Project, which supports more than 300 coffee producers in the Cerrado Mineiro region.

  • Farm: Fazenda Helena
  • Grower: Daniela Ricci
  • Region: Cerrado Mineiro, Minas Gerais, Brazil
  • Altitude: 3150 feet
  • Variety: Mundo Novo
  • Process: Full natural and dried in the sun and mechanical driers
  • Variety: Mundo Novo
  • Harvest: April - September
  • Soil: Clay minerals
  • Certification: Rainforest Alliance, UTZ

 The history of the Ricci family goes back to 1918 when they emigrated to Brazil from Italy and as settlers went to work on coffee plantations. Before long they founded their first family farm.  Roll forward many years and witness a killing frost in the area during 1975 after which time and devastation they decided to seek another locale within Brazil for their coffee farming. This search led them to their current home in Monte Carmelo, Minas Gerais. There they felt the terroir to be ideal for the production of specialty coffee with higher than usual altitude, more reliable climate with well-defined seasons (wet summer and mild dry winter). The region is distinguished in part by its low humidity which favors natural dry processing.