While we have been working with Daterra for the past 15 years, this is only the second harvest of 'Our Plot' and we are excited to present two unique interpretations of the same cherry.
In 2014, Daterra offered us to co-operatively run a piece of land that we named 'Our Plot'. The ambition was to explore how we can go beyond organic certification in search of a more sustainable way of growing Specialty Coffee, focusing on quality, sustainability and scalability.
In contrary to the more typical "single variety" farming taking place in Brazil, we are attempting to increase biodiversity by planting four "Old World" varieties (Red Bourbon, Yellow Bourbon, Geisha and Laurina) which were thriving before the introduction of commercial pesticides alongside native plants. We hope this perpetuates into a more resilient ecosystem, towards greater yields and higher cup quality. We see this as a starting point for scalability and change in the mono-cropped Brazilian coffee landscape.