"The name of Fazenda Minamihara comes from the last name of the Japanese family who arrived to Brazil as immigrants in the 1930s to work with coffee. They began production in the state of Parana, and in 1973 moved to the Cristais Paulista municipality in the Franca region of São Paulo state, which presented several favorable conditions for growing coffee.
The Minamihara family passed skills and passion for coffee cultivation from one generation to the next. Today, Anderson Minamihara, together with his parents and grandparents who gave him this knowledge, administers the farm’s operations, remembering everything that was passed from father to son.
Futhermore, the farm holds an organic certificate, meaning that there are no toxic pesticides or herbicides used, only biological treatments. The production process does not degrade the land and at the same time elevates the quality. Coffee grows under the shade of avocado trees and the farm’s soil is organically balanced, giving special complexity to the final cup.
Fazenda Minamihara has more than 95 hectares of the farm’s total 150 hectares planted with coffee of the Mundo Novo, Red and Yellow Catuaí, Obatã, Bourbon Amarelo, and Tupi varietals, totaling 3400 bags of coffee annually." Info from Ally Coffee Importers