Wildland Coffee only works with sustainable and ethical farms in Brazil. Let's tell you a little bit about the beans! We source coffee from the Cerrado region of Brazil and the beans we use are created around a flavor profile: a light, citric acidity, full, creamy body and sweet flavors of chocolate, caramel and nuts.
Shipments of Wildland Coffee will come from a variety of farms that meet the designation's requirement and our cup profile. These farms include:
Fazenda Santa Luzia (1,050 meters, Municipality of Campos Altos)
Producer Gil Cesar de Melo fondly remembers the sounds of the ox carts carrying coffee on his grandfather’s farm. Born and raised on a coffee plantation, Gil didn’t think twice about continuing his family's traditions in coffee. In 1995, he planted his first 6 hectares, and since then he has continued to focus on expanding and investing in quality. Gil credits the characteristic terroir of Cerrado Mineiro and rigorous post-harvest processing for the high quality of his coffee.
Fazenda Congonhas (Municipality of Patrocinio, 950 meters)
Producer Lazaro Ribeiro de Oliveira initially worked in the fuel industry, but with a great side interest coffee cultivation. Eventually, his passion won out, and he turned to the business of coffee with his guiding principle: “Whatever you do, do your best.” Consequently, he put intense care and attention into every decision he made, from seedlings and varieties to management and harvesting.
Today, Gustavo Ribeiro, with the same passion as his father, strives to make a real difference in quality by seeing to every detail in the process. He grew up with coffee and inherited his father’s passion and perfectionism. Proudly, the farm now has certifications from Rainforest Alliance and Certifica Minas.
Guima Estate (Varjão de Minas, 1,000 meters)
Guima Estate is managed by Mariana Caetano Polcaro and consists of three neighboring coffee farms, each of which has a distinctive terroir. Fazenda São Lourenço is a flat, typical Cerrado savanna (Cerrado’s savannas are said to be among the most richly biodiverse in the world); Fazenda Brasis is nestled in woodlands; and Fazenda Santa Rita is a valley planted with Bourbon. The estate is known for its environmentally focused practices and its Utz and Rainforest Alliance certified.
Not only do we source from sustainable farms, but we also work to be sustainable in other ways. Our roasting and packaging is all in San Diego so we avoid shipping raw materials and thus pollute less. Additionally, we no longer ship Wildland in a box which had to then go in another box. We now ship it in a simple recycled and recyclable poly mailer. Nothing extra.
We are doing this to reduce the amount of cardboard and packaging we use as well as reduce our carbon footprint.