Our coffee of the week is a #featuredfarmseries from Miriam Monteiro de Aguiar and her family in Santo Antônio do Amparo, Minas Gerais, Brazil. Miriam is a coffee farmer working on a family owned farm circa 1890 and a champion of young women in coffee and holistic and sustainable agricultural practices. It is truly inspiring to see someone taking so many risks and working hard to break the norms of traditional coffee farming in Brazil. We're very excited to announce we will be hosting a meet and greet with Miriam this Friday from 7pm-11pm in the Back Room at Colectivo Prospect. Come see a brief presentation followed by a Brazilian Carnaval party featuring Brazilian food and live music with Samba Unidos MKE. Free to attend and open to the public, we hope to see you there!
Miriam Monteiro de Aguiar isn’t your run-of-the-mill coffee producer. The owner of Fazenda Cachoeira in Santo Antônio do Amparo in Minas Gerais state, she holds a Master’s degree in Rural Administration & Development and for years has championed organic, biodynamic, and sustainable agriculture. More recently Miriam has dedicated herself to pursuing quality in the cup as well as improving the visibility and participation of women in the coffee industry. This peaberry micro-lot is of the yellow catucaí cultivar and exhibits flavors of dark chocolate, red wine, hazelnut, plum, and candied orange. Enjoy!
Music by Stumblesome