- Fazenda Capoeirinha
- Fazenda Rio Verde
- Fazenda Conquista
Screen size/grade: SCR 14 plus
Bean appearance: Greenish/blue, round and
Varietal/species: Acaiá, Mundo Novo, Red Rubi
as well as the exceptional Yellow Bourbon, Yellow Catuaí, Topázio
and Yellow Icatu
Process: Pulp natural of fully ripe
Flavour: Pronounced sweetness reminiscent of
- Fazenda Rio Verde 800-1,350m;
- Conquista 780-850m;
- Rio Verde 800-1,350m
Bag size: 30 kg Grain pro-lined
Harvest period: April-September
Certification: The Ipanema range is all
certified Rainforest Alliance
Fazenda Capoeirinha: Alfenas
Located in the region of Sul de Minas, in the municipality of
Alfenas, the Fazenda Capoeirinha was the first property acquired by
Ipanema in 1969. Of its 2,200ha of land, 70% is used for producing
coffee, while the remaining 30% comprises preservation and
protected forest areas. This farm produced the two lots that won
the Annual Quality Contest of the Rainforest Alliance in 2009 and
Resting on metamorphic rock, the soils are argillaceous, formed
from crystalline-based rocks, rich in decomposable minerals, which
have a great capacity to retain water.
The region is characterized by a mild subtropical climate, with
rainy summers and dry winters, favourable for the cultivation of
coffee. Temperatures range from 24ºC in the summer to around 18ºC
in the winter, but can fall below freezing during severe winters.
Average annual rainfall is about 1,440mm.
The estate has coffee plantations at altitudes between 780 and
950m. Cultivars descended from the "Bourbon" are produced at
altitudes above 900m.
Fazenda Capoeirinha has 290ha irrigated by a drip system, which
is considered to be the most economical in terms of water use per
Arabica coffees of the cultivars Acaiá, Yellow Bourbon, Mundo
Novo and, on a smaller scale, Yellow Catuaí, Red Rubi and Yellow
Icatu are grown on the estate.
Fazenda Rio Verde: Conceição do Rio Verde
Located in the middle of the Mantiqueira mountain range, the
Fazenda Rio Verde, which has been in existence for over 100 years,
is surrounded by virgin forest and has many waterfalls and
beautiful hiking trails. This estate is a true natural sanctuary,
where coffee occupies just over 40% of the total area.
The soil is predominantly argillaceous, with red oxisols, rich
in decomposable material. On the mountain slopes, the diversity of
vegetation has given these soils an unequalled richness in terms of
nutrients and organic material.
The mountainous region has its own microclimate. With mild
temperatures, which range from 18 to 23ºC the estate has an average
annual rainfall higher than 1,600mm. During winter, temperatures
occasionally fall before freezing in low-lying areas.
The Fazenda Rio Verde has the most rugged terrain among the
farms that comprise Ipanema. Ranging from 800 to 1,350m in
altitude, almost all farm operations must be conducted by hand.
Another characteristic of this topography are the different
amounts of sunlight that each area receives. This creates a large
number of "terroirs" which create cup characteristics that are
completely different from each other.
The rugged terrain of the Fazenda Rio Verde prevents the use of
irrigation. However, the rainfall regime is the highest among all
the company's farms.
Arabica coffees of the cultivars Acaiá, Mundo Novo, Red Rubi as
well as the exceptional Yellow Bourbon, Yellow Catuaí and Yellow
Icatu are grown on the estate.
Fazenda Conquista: Alfenas
Located on the shores of the Furnas Lake, in the municipality of
Alfenas, this farm has the perfect microclimate for protection
against low temperatures.
Considered to be one of the largest farms in the world, in terms
of contiguous area, the Fazenda Conquista uses 79% of its 1,800ha
for the cultivation of coffee, while the remaining 21% comprises
preservation and protected forest areas.
Resting on metamorphic rocks, its soils contain silt and clay,
which are rich in decomposable minerals and have a great capacity
to retain water.
The climate in the mild subtropical region provides ideal
conditions for ripening coffee. The proximity to the lake provides
the entire estate with a unique microclimate, constituting a
natural protection against the low temperatures that are common in
harsh winters. The farm receives regular rains during the summer,
with average annual rainfall around 1,370mm. The average
temperature in the summer is around 25ºC.
The Fazenda Conquista has 450ha irrigated by a drip system,
which guarantees the lowest rate of water consumption per
Arabica coffees of the cultivars Acaiá, Mundo Novo and, on a
smaller scale, Yellow Catuaí, Red Rubi and Topázio, are grown on