AMANTIKIR is the indigenous word for Mantiqueira, which is the name of the amazing mountain range where we have our farm in Brazil.
AMANTIKIR means "mountain that cries". The legend is about a native indian who fell in love with the Sun, which made her tribe very upset. Their leader then built the biggest mountain range and trapped her inside so she couldn't see the Sun. The native indian cried springs, rivers, and waterfalls, bringing all the abundance to our mountains.
My mission is to promote the specialty coffee from my hometown, and honor the hard work and wisdom of small farmers from Carmo de Minas, including my parents, grandparents and great grandparents.
Condado has been run by my parents since 1983. It is the place where I grew up, and one of my very favorite places on Earth.
Condado is located in the Mantiqueira Mountains, in a region called Mantiqueira de Minas, which is recognized worldwide for producing high quality coffee. That's mainly for three reasons: optimal altitude, optimal rainfall and optimal climate. The coffee varietals produced at our farm include Yellow and Red Catuai, Bourbon, Mundo Novo and Acaia.
Coffee is harvested and dried at the farm and then goes to the local coop to be prepared and taken to roasters all over the world. Our coffee is a result of an incredible amount of dedication and hard work, and I hope to honor that in every step of my business.