Brazil - Fazenda Jatoba Organic Coffee


Brazil - Fazenda Jatoba Organic Coffee

Varietal –  Red and Yellow Catuai
Preparation – 
Location – 
São João do Manhuaçu, Matas de Minas
Altitude –
800-1150 masl

Producer Overview:

Fazenda Jatoba is located in the Matas de Minas region and is organic certified. Jatoba is one of five farms owned by the Dutra family who have been producing coffee since the 1950s. 

Like all the Fazendas Dutra farms, Fazenda Jatobá has been meticulously cultivated in perfect harmony with nature for more than 50 years. The climate, the soil and the altitude convey distinctive aromas, flavours and a balanced body that have been recognized by multiple coffee quality competitions, national and international. Recently, FazendaJatobá, named after the dominant tree species located thought the farm's forests, has taken steps to become certified organic, a rarity for much of Brazil’s speciality coffee sector. This means that Fazenda Jatobá crop is produced using only organic inputs, such as upcycled coffee pulp for fertiliser. This has led to Fazendas Dutra’s efforts being recognised, as they were awarded the Sustainable Farm Award by Globo Rural Magazine; one of the leading agribusiness publications in the country.

Brazil Jatoba organic coffee

The Dutra Family manages their farms with a strong respect for nature. 35-40% of the farm remains under conservation, helping to preserve native flora and fauna. Brothers Walter and Ednilson have planted “green curtains” to protect against strong winds, which provide a natural, eco-friendly control against pests. The brothers also focus on the preservation of local water supplies and carefully manage the water used in their Fully-Washed and Semi-Washed processing. This effort to cultivate coffee amongst nature can however produce its challenges. The coffee plantations are planted among rocks, woods and waterfalls, meaning labour is difficult and expensive to retain. The mountainous landscape also means that brothers Walter and Ednilson are unable to use mechanical machines to harvest, again increasing the toll on pickers. However, it is this effort which in turn produces such a differentiated product, with Fazenda Jatobá’s coffees often classified among the best coffees in Brazil for both quality and sustainability.

Brazil Jatoba organic coffee farm

Harvesting and Processing:

Due to the difficult terrain of this 51-hectare farm, most of the coffee is hand harvest which is unusual in Brazil. After harvest, the coffee is dried on concrete patios. All coffee at Jatoba is farmed organically and they are certified organic. 

Coffee drying at Brazil Jatoba organic farm

Tasting Notes: 

Snickers bar, malt, chocolate with gentle stone fruit acidity.This is a lovely coffee from Brazil with caramel like sweetness, chocolate and some nutty notes that reminds us of a snickers bar!


This coffee works well for all brew methods. 

Filter: Dose 15g, water 250g. 

Espresso: Dose 17 gram to 40 gram yield over about 30 seconds. 

This coffee is available as wholebean and pre ground but we recommend always grinding fresh before brewing. We sell a range of grinders if you would like to grind this coffee fresh at home. 

Customer Reviews

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Delicious Coffee!

Super quick delivery, excellent packaging and it tastes AMAZING!!

Snickers bar tast

Great roast both for espresso and milk-based drinks. I was surprised with the snickers bar tasting note, but as mentioned by others it does actually taste like snickers! If you like that kind of tasting notes you should give it a try. One of the best roasts I've tried from Horsham.

Does indeed taste like snickers

Light roast that works very well with milk as a flat white, with clear chocolate, caramel and peanut flavours. Haven't tried it as a neat espresso.

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Super quick delivery, excellent packaging and it tastes AMAZING!!

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