Ana, Cris and Renata, Brazil, Natural
Neopolitan ice cream. Morello Cherry. Roasted Hazelnut. New Wave.
Producers: Ana, Cris & Renata
Region: Monte Santo De Minas, Brazil
Variety: Mundo Novo, Yellow Catuai
Altitude: 1100 MASL
A gorgeous full-bodied coffee that delivers everything you want in a Brazilian microlot. It's got those Neopolitan ice cream vibes, sugary-sweet with a buttery/creamy mouthfeel. Deep with roasted hazelnut and finishing on juicy morello cherry notes. This coffee from Ana, Cris and Renata is a real coffee experience.
This is our second year working with the wonderful team at Mio and we could not be more excited about the projects to come in the future. We were very fortunate to have had the opportunity to spend time with Ana Luiza at both London Coffee Festival and at her super inspiring London office this year and we can confirm that not only is Mio dedicated to producing exceptional, sustainable coffee, they are also some of the nicest, most welcoming people in the business!
About the women of Mió...
Mió is a female-led company run by Cris Gerbasi, COO for Brazilian Business, Ana Luiza, COO for International Business and Renata Parisi (Ana’s Mum) Owner and general badass of Mio.
Ana says “We want to be producers who are in charge of all decisions regarding the supply chain. We want to take control and expand our traceability to the roaster's door. What is the point of all the traceability work we do at farm level if we don't know exactly what happens to our coffee afterwards?”.
Sustainability is incredibly important to Mio, and they have many projects they are working on to support social, economic and environmental stability. They pride themselves on a 100% traceability guarantee for the entire crop every year. Each stage of the journey, from where the cherries were harvested, which trucks moved them, how and when they were processed, is tracked using satellite imagery. Being a technology-driven farm improves the farmworkers’ quality of life, ensures an abundant harvest and guarantees the highest processing standards for the crop. The world coffee supply chain consists of a large number of steps. Mió aims to oversee every part of the process. Buying coffee from Mió is as trustworthy and straightforward as buying vegetables at your farmers’ market.
Mio’s state-of-the-art processing facilities include: a wet-mill, concrete patios, raised beds, ambient-air drying rotating machines, wood silos, cross-beater hullers and a density separator. The beans are then sorted further according to size and colour using an oscillating screen and optical-electronic system.
“Mió is, first of all, a farm in Monte Santo de Minas, a tiny town where I was born 30 years ago, and so was everyone in my family for at least four generations. Last year we decided we did not want it to be just a farm anymore, we wanted to export our coffee, import into the UK ourselves, store it here and sell directly to roasteries. We dreamed of making the term direct trade actually mean something to our farm, and everyone involved in the process” says Ana
Hey! Want a super simple, fuss-free brew recipe for this coffee? Click here to read our basic brew guides, we recommend either the French Press and Espresso recipes for this coffee.