The year 1964 was the beginning….
In 1964, three friends shared a common vision that was to change the coffee industry in Brazil. Inspired by fine wineries, their vision was to produce exceptional coffee of the highest standards with minimum ecological impact. And so they founded Ipanema Coffees, a company that 40 years later would be recognized as one of the most important and innovative coffee farms worldwide. Alternatively, we could simply mention today that Farm IPANEMA is the 28th largest “country” – based on its annual coffee production.
…12.000.000 coffee trees produce 7.000 tons of coffee per year…
At an altitude of between 850 and 1350 meters, an area of 5500 hectares is home to the 12 million coffee trees which annually produce more than 7000 tons of 100% Arabica coffee, a coffee famous for its undisputed superiority of flavor and its aromatic characteristics, its low caffeine content, its highly demanding growing conditions and… consequently, its significantly higher price compared to other types of coffee.
…only the best coffee beans are carefully selected…
From all these coffee beans only the best are carefully selected and used to produce IPANEMA ESPRESSO, which according to the Rainforest Alliance is recognized as the best Brazilian coffee and one of the four best Specialty Coffees worldwide.
…all got to ensure the superior
taste of Ipanema Espresso…
From the initial stages of growing the seed till the final stage of preparation of the coffee for drinking, IPANEMA ESPRESSO has followed a unique path to quality certification. Thorough supervision of all stages of production, continuous monitoring and full compliance with quality standards and the extensive technical expertise of Farm IPANEMA, all go to ensure the superior taste of its coffee, while at the same time it is proud of its dedication to respecting the environment and its ongoing commitment to extensive social aid programs in local communities.
We all know there are different preferences in each market and that consumers tastes can vary greatly. Therefore the roasting of Ipanema Espresso is carefully balanced while captivating the taste demands of our European audience.
Ipanema espresso is to be slowly roasted, ensuring the consistent production of the well balanced 100% Arabica Ipanema Espresso.
Ipanema Espresso Profile
The creamy flavor and balanced body of Ipanema Espresso, with its low acidity, rich aroma and sweet aftertaste of orange and honey transforms ordinary everyday moments into a uniquely enjoyable coffee experience. A simple taste test will convince you of the true value of the accredited 100% Arabica beans from Farm Ipanema … straight to your cup!
In 2004, Ipanema Coffees became one of a select group of farms certified by the Rainforest Alliance, after a rigorous audit process performed by the certifier Imaflora
In 2010, the Rainforest Alliance ranked Ipanema as the world’s finest speciality Brazilian coffee and the fourth finest speciality coffee worldwide.
Ipanema Coffees is the world’s largest supplier of Rainforest Alliance Certified Coffees.
In 2002 Farm Ipanema became the first Brazilian farm to be accredited by UTZ, an international non-profit certification agency, for its approach to farming where the emphasis is on sustainable agricultural practices, and the effectiveness and consistency of its coffee production process.
Following a thorough evaluation , SCS-FAIR TRADE USA organization certified Ipanema Farm as Fair Trade. By promoting fair trade coffee Ipanema Farm supports producer prices and boosts sustainable development. This important global movement for fair trade guarantees a better future for the rural population of these developing economies.
Since 1997, all the processing and development of coffee in the Ipanema Farm is controlled and certified by the Caffee Speciali Certificati (CSC) organization. As a result Ipanema became the first Brazilian farm , which exports certified coffee to the Italian market.
Eurepgap is a worldwide non -profit organization that aims at safe and sustainable agricultural production as well as the marketing and trading of food-safe products. Nowadays more and more producers, suppliers and buyers follow this organization’s important certification standards.
1 OF THE 10 BEST WORLD COFFEES
Ipanema espresso was nominated among the 10 best world coffees for implementing better farm practices that contribute to the production of high quality coffee resulting in better environmental, social and economic benefits. The cup tests took place in California and New York by the Rainforest Alliance organization
In Sao Paulo, Brazil Ipanema farm received the “productivity award” from the Bunge Organization for the innovation, social responsibility and for the improvement of the production without affecting negatively the environment. This award is recognition for the people who are working for the production of high quality coffee such as Ipanema espresso.
OUTSTANDING PRODUCER ISSUED BY SCAE
Ipanema received the award “Outstanding producer” which is one of the most prestigious honors in the Coffee industry given by the Specialty Coffee Association of Europe (SCAE) in Germany, Cologne.
CUP OF EXCELLENCE
This is an annual competition that takes place in different countries of the world awarding the higher quality coffees . Ipanema Espresso won the gold medal in 2011 in Brazil , as the top quality coffee in the world.
GREAT TASTE AWARDS
This competition is organized by the Food and Beverage Guild of Great Britain. It has been described as the ” Oscars ” of the ‘food and drinks’ world . On 2004, Ipanema Espresso won the gold medal!
From the beginning, Ipanema had always strived to support working community through social and economic programs.
The mission of Intituto Ipanema is to encourage, foster and develop activities capable of intervening and transforming the social reality in a responsible and sustainable manner through programs, projects and partnerships with the communities, government and institutions.
By buying Ipanema Espresso you are collaborating in the development and implementation of several Social Responsibility actions.