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THE TERROIR RANGE
Traceability: Terroir
High-quality coffees from a geographically restricted production area, with a unique and characteristic flavour influenced by the type of soil and local farming techniques.
Quantity
Limited
Quantité
Limited
Education points
20
TERROIR
Bob O Link Caparao
Caparao
Espirito Santo
Brazil
Species
arabica
Varietal
Blend of varieties
Altitude
1350-1400m
Harvest period
July to November
Process
Washed
Drying
On African beds for 20 days
Profil sensoriel
« The honey process gives this coffee a balanced profile with flavours of caramel and cocoa, green apple and lemon, and a hint of green. »
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THE TERROIR RANGE
Traceability: Terroir
High-quality coffees from a geographically restricted production area, with a unique and characteristic flavour influenced by the type of soil and local farming techniques.
Quality
Limited
Quantity
Limited
Education points
20

ABOUT

Bob-o-Link has reached a new region in Brazil: Alto Caparaó!
The Bob-o-Link project is a life project launched by the Croce family at their Fazenda Ambiental Fortaleza farm. The aim of the project, in their own words, is to “bea socially, ecologically and economically sustainable farm, using a model capable of securing a long-term future for the individual, family, business community and society as a whole.”
The project uses a sustainable polyculture system and organic farming techniques. The farms involved produce not only high-quality coffee under shade, but also fruit, vegetables, honey, wood and dairy products to ensure a diversified income.
Why the name? ABobolink is a migratory bird that has been strongly affected by the development of monocultures in the countries where it lives. The bird thrives in the environments created by the farms involved in the initiative, and so it has also become a symbol for the project.

To be a Bob-o-Link producer, you must comply with the following rules:
- Plant shade trees for your coffee bushes and for your farm
- Create irrigation canals to preserve water
- Eliminate use of chemical fertilisers and pesticides
- Install African beds & sorting machines at your farms
- Harvest cherries selectively and by hand
- Take an interest in the cupping and sensory analysis of your coffees
- Produce additional crops
- Set up apiaries

It was thanks to a meeting with Deneval Miranda that the Bob-o-Link project could be exported to the Caparaó terroir.
This terroir is located in the Caparaó mountain range, on the northeast slope of the Pico da Bandeira mountain. A leader in his region, Deneval is a natural team-builder who has managed to unite locals around the Croce family’s Bob-o-Link project. Over 40 farms in his immediate neighbourhood have already joined the project to produce Bob-o-Link coffees.
About 2 containers were exported last year, and some lots contained as few as 5 bags which meant selection was particularly strict.
Picking takes place from July to November, so you can enjoy Bob-o-Link coffees all year round!

THE TERROIR OF CAPARAO

Caparaóis located in the southeast of Brazil in the state of Minas Gerais. Minas Gerais, known for its beautiful colonial cities, boasts an incredible geographical diversity that mixes vast plains and mountains. It comprises the regions of not only Cerrado de Minas, Chapada and Sul de Minas but also Matas de Minas, which is more involved in the production of specialty coffees.

Of the 142 municipalities that make up the state of Matas de Minas, located in the heart of the Brazilian forest on the Atlantic side, 63 make specialty coffee. Its different landscapes follow on one after the other, a mix of hills, narrow valleys and ancient rock formations,reflecting the diversity of its soils.
Because the terroirs cannot be delimited by political borders, Caparaó extends to both Matas de Minas and Serra da Mantiqueira.
The region’s economy relies on the production of sugar cane, maize, beans and milk. But coffee is stillits main agricultural product, with plantations that cover 275,000 hectares in the northern part of the region.
Ten or so roads and two railways make transport relatively simple, including transport of coffee to the port of embarkation.

In Caparaó, the trend for sustainable production has strucka chord among producers. Its plantations are very often family-run, and 90% of them are medium in size (about 10 hectares). Only 3% of producers own farms covering more than 100 hectares.
Coffee production directly employs about 75,000 people, and indirectly employs 156,000. This makes it an atypical Brazilian region, and it is a pioneer in the production of specialty coffeesoffering very different cup profiles.


Rainfall
1200 - 2000 mm

Temperature
25

Humidity
0.00

Shadow
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LE TERROIR DE CAPARAO

Strengths

Washed | Sustainability | Bob-o-Link project | Sustainable polyculture

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