The Farm

Our History

The Muniz family began to grow coffee at the Das Almas Estate in 1942. Until 1965, the farm had no electricity and post-harvest processing was conducted by use of steam power. The name Almas (“Souls”) is a result of the area being first populated by Portuguese immigrants from the Açores Islands, who brought with them the custom of holding religious ceremonies in the highest possible places in the belief that they would then be closer to the souls. The succeeding generations have shown their love for coffee by giving continuity to the process of coffee cultivation and investing in ongoing improvements of production techniques.

Mission, Vision and Values 

Mission: the mission of the Fazenda Das Almas is to be a safe and reliable supplier of coffee, with a standard of quality that meets the needs of the client, in a manner that is economically viable, socially just and environmentally friendly. Producing quality coffee since 1942, here we have found the ideal place to produce the best coffee.

Vision: to be a company with tradition in the production of specialty coffees, respecting nature, valuing employees and always seeking new technologies.

Values: Ethics; Humanization; Excellence; Reliability; Responsibility; Training; Social and Environmental Commitment.

The Das Almas Estate

The Das Almas Estate is located in Cabo Verde, in the mountains of South Minas Gerais (between 950 and 1,150 meters high), with a microclimate that favors the development and quality of Arabica coffee, where the rugged terrain prevents the use of mechanized agricultural practices, thereby reinforcing the social sustainability of this model of coffee cultivation. The harvest is handpicked, concentrating on the areas where cherries are at their ripest. The teams are specialized and receive training and constant improvement. The Farm maintains a high quality control with full traceability of batches, and also performs processing and reprocessing of grains. The cultivars in the Farm are: Mundo Novo, Catuaí, Catucai, Rubi, Icatu, and Yellow Bourbon.