Nestled in the region of Mococa, Brazil, you’ll find one of our longstanding producer partners - Fazenda Ambiental Fortaleza (FAF). Translating to ‘Environmental Fortress Farm’ in Portuguese – here, farmers produce beautiful coffees, in sustainable and innovative ways.
FAF has been in the Barretto Family since 1850. In 2001, Silvia Barretto inherited the farm, along with her husband Marcos Croce. Together they began to transform what was a traditional farm with 150 farmhands into the farm of their dreams.
Silvia’s keen interest of the natural and organic lifestyle has helped shape the path of FAF. Back when they inherited the farm, their dream and mission was to convert the farm into a sustainable business that took into consideration the environment while producing high-quality coffee
Today, FAF has been transformed. Not only is their sustainably-grown, high-quality coffee celebrated by coffee connoisseurs worldwide, but they are a centre for coffee studies, who welcome arts, sustainability projects and volunteering.
FAF’s coffee knowledge is shared and is a leading force in the creation of the Bobolink coffees.