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DEC 2018 - JAN 2019

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Clockwise from top: The opportunity to stay at Fazenda da Lagoa was truly special. The farm dates back to 1764, and the fi rst coffee was planted on the land in 1860. Lagoa has a total area of 3,712 hectares, with 1,990 of those planted with coffee. Fifty-fi ve thousand bags of Catucai, Catuai, Topázio, ObatÃ, Mundo Novo, Acaiá, Icatú, and Yellow Bourbon are produced annually. This photo was taken from the lookout point at the highest part of the farm. The attendees visit the mammoth dry mill at Lagoa and peer into one of a dozen enormous wood-fi red dryers. In Tiradentes, this little guy followed me to my room one night. Max explains to the group how smallholders are circumventing traditional fertilizers and creating their own with a mix of soil, coffee husks, manure, and bio char. 49

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