Roastmaster's Select Club: Poco Fundo Coopfam
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Roastmaster's Select Club: Poco Fundo Coopfam

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Roastmaster's Select Club: Poco Fundo Coopfam

Once a month, members of the Roastmaster’s Select Coffee Club have the opportunity to sample unique micro-lot coffees from around the world. “What is a micro lot,” you ask? Read up on how we source the beans and what happens when they reach our roastery.

Following the harvest cycle, Roastmaster’s Club Members have exclusive access to these one-of-a-kind coffees at their peak freshness, and now it’s your turn!

Coffee Grown In Nicaragua

This month, we're proud to feature a truly special coffee grown by a cooperative of small-scale farmers in southeastern Brazil. The beans come from Cooperativa dos Agricultores Familiares de Poço Fundo e Região (COOPFAM), an association formed in 1991 with an inspiring mission.

A Collective Vision for a Better Life

In the early 1990s, 76 farming families in the state of Minas Gerais united with a collective dream - to improve their standard of living, reduce poverty, and create sustainable opportunities that would allow them to maintain their agricultural traditions for generations to come. By banding together as COOPFAM, these determined farmers were able to increase productivity on their small plots while focusing on quality family-oriented farming practices. Their cooperative model allowed them to share resources, knowledge, and a powerful collective voice.

Fair Trade Certified for Over 20 Years

COOPFAM's commitment to ethical practices and sustainable farming led them to become Fair Trade certified by Fair Trade Labeling Organizations International (FLO) in 1998. For more than two decades, they have adhered to rigorous Fair Trade standards, ensuring their farmers receive fair wages, have safe working conditions, and utilize environmentally-friendly growing methods. When you purchase this coffee, you're directly supporting COOPFAM's mission and the livelihoods of these hard-working small farming families.

A Taste of Tradition and Passion

But beyond the inspiring story, COOPFAM's coffee truly shines in the cup. Grown in the ideal climate of southeastern Brazil, these beans produce a rich, full-bodied brew with notes of sweet chocolate, ripe berries, and a subtle nutty finish.With each sip, you'll taste the passion and commitment of these small farmers who have dedicated their lives to cultivating the finest coffee possible. It's a tradition kept alive through their cooperative and one we're honored to share with you this month. So join us in supporting COOPFAM and celebrating the hard work and vision of these inspiring small-scale coffee growers in Brazil. Brew a cup, savor the flavors, and taste the passion behind every bean.

Altitude: 800-1,300 meters

Processing: Full natural and sun-dried

Farmer: COOPFAMCooperativa dos AgricultoresFamiliares de Poço Fundo e Região

Region: Poço Fundo, Brazil