ANA LUIZA PELLICER, Mió 1988 Micro-lot
Another super tasty and well balanced coffee from Mió. This one reminds us of a fruit and nut bar with notes of raisins, milk chocolate and hazelnuts.
CULTIVAR: Mundo Novo
LOCATION: Fazenda Mió, Monte Santo de Minas
ALTITUDE: 1,000 - 1,100 masl
This is the second release of this season’s lots from Fazenda Mió. So much care and attention goes into producing each micro-lot and they are all named after significant years in the farm’s history. 1988 was the year in which Monte Santo de Minas established a Municipal Museum. It was founded with the help of many teachers in the region, including Renata Pellicer’s mother and Ana Luiza’s grandmother, Nilda Parisi.
Mió is a forward thinking and technology-driven coffee farm in Monte Santo de Minas which now spans a total of 1,589 hectares. A third of the land is used for coffee processing and milling facilities along with some pasture areas and plantations of Eucaliptos trees which are home to some lovely bees. The remaining land is equally divided between coffee trees and the native forest reserve which helps preserve the natural characteristics of the area. The abundant spring water on the estate supplies many others in their area and one of their responsibilities is to not only maintain the flow but to also improve the water quality.
Mio’s state of the art facilities ensure that they can provide an astonishing level of traceability for their entire crop each year. Each stage of the journey, from where the cherries were harvested, which trucks moved them, how and when they were processed, is tracked using satellite imagery. Not only does this technology provide an incredible level of detail but it also helps to improve the farmworkers’ quality of life, ensure an abundant harvest and guarantee the highest processing standards for the crop.