Brazil - Fazenda Klem
LIGHT |— — —X— — — | DARK
Honey Roasted Peanut • Milk Chocolate • Caramel
Location / Luisburgo, Minas Gerais
Process / Full Natural
Elevation / 900-1250m
Beans / Red Catuai
Label photo from "We've Been Out Driving" by Tim Carpenter
Why we love it: We like a medium roast for Fazenda Klem, to accentuate its milk chocolate notes, yet still allow its delicate nuttiness to shine as well. Great as an everyday French press/batch brew or espresso drink.
Who it comes from: The Klem family has been cultivating coffee on their estate for over 50 years, earning a reputation for quality coffee. Theirs has been recognized in several cupping competitions, including a 3rd place finish in Brazil's 2017 Cup of Excellence!
Why it matters: The family has an innovative profit sharing partnership with over 50 families that work on the estates. Through this arrangement of co-ownership, they have seen success beyond coffee, also organically producing honey, vegetables, bananas, avocados and eggs - not to mention the 5000+ native trees that they plant each year in the constantly expanding forest preserve.