Our latest Mainstay coffee celebrates the work of four extraordinary women in Brazil. The IWCA’s mission is to empower women in the international coffee community, including the four in Brazil behind our Beija Flor coffee; Arlete, Elizabeti, Idivane and Juliana.
To champion their harmonious work, we’ve released new artwork for this vibrant, multi-layered coffee by Origin’s Designer, Amber Rees.
This coffee was produced by four women: Arlete, Elizabeti, Idivane and Juliana. Idivane and her family operate a 350-hectare farm together. Her coffee provides the structure of Beija Flor, whilst Arlete, Elizabeti, and Juliana provide additional layers of floral sweetness.
Women’s performance in coffee has grown exponentially over the last few years, and the demand for coffee produced by them has increased at the same rate. Showing that they can lead their businesses and gain space in the specialty coffee market, Beija Flor (hummingbird in Portuguese) demonstrates the success of their incredible work.
Beija Flor is a naturally processed coffee. It’s built up of yellow catuai and acaia varietals; yellow catuai is a very common coffee variety in Brazil. Acaia is a natural mutation from Mundo Novo, which is a much rarer varietal and provides unique floral notes in the final cup.
- Flavours: Apricot, Cashew & Praline
- Country: Brazil
- Method: Natural
- Producer: Artlete Maria Pereira, Elizabeti Franco, Idivane Araujo & Juliana Bernardes
- Region: South of Minas, Mantiqueira
- Varietal: Yellow Catuai & Acaia
- Elevation: 1000 - 1150masl