The roots of Fazenda Da Lagoa (farm by the lake) can be traced back to the eighteenth century when Portuguese settlers built a little chapel on the bank of the Amparo River and put up fences around the area that is today’s farm. Manuel Ferreira Carneiro passed down the knowledge of how to produce one of Brazil’s most outstanding coffees from generation to generation. Today, Joaqui’m Paiva a direct decent and a managing director honors it’s 200 year old coffee tradition.
Fazendo de Lagoas is situated 1,100 meters above sea level near the town of Santo Antonio do Amparo. The farm of 2,850 hectares is comprised of a natural reserve, woodlands, pastures, 40 natural srings and 1,500 hectares of coffee.
Sustainable principles guide all cultivation and processing practices on the farm. Only arabica varieties such as Catuai’ Mundo Nova, and Acaya have been selected to and are grown on the farm. By protecting healthy soils and rivers and producing sustainable coffee, Fazenda da Lagoa aims to be an inspiring partner to neighboring rural communities.