Múcio Teixeira began his farming career at the age of 18 on land given to him by his father, José Afonso Teixeira. On his first farm, in the city of Ibiá, Minas Gerais, Múcio farmed dairy cows, rice, and corn, and would eventually go on to plant his first 55,000 coffee trees.
Múcio used his first profits to expand his coffee growing operation into the city of Araxá, Minas Gerais, beginning work on the 200 hectare Fazenda Big Vale. Here, he continued enforcing the production practices that have become integral to his operation. Múcio and his team produce quality results year after year by providing good working conditions, caring for the soil, thoughtfully selecting varieties, and respecting the environment around them.
The success that Múcio has had in coffee farming has allowed him and his family to expand into new endeavors by founding the family business Agroteixeira in 2015. This business, run by Múcio and his children, oversees their coffee production and cattle farming, which now spans farms in Minas Gerais and Mato Grosso states.
This is our first coffee sourced through Ally Coffee and we hope you are as impressed by this one as we are! This lot of Red Catuai coffee underwent Natural processing. Catuai was developed by the Instituto Agronomico (IAC) of Sao Paulo State in Campinas, Brazil by crossing Mundo Novo and Caturra varieties. Catuai coffees are cultivated widely across Brazil, and are known for their high productivity potential.