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Marcio Custodio

Marcio Custodio

country Brazil
region South of Minas Gerais
farm Fazenda Cetec
producer Marcio Custodio
altitude 920-940 masl.
varietal Red Catuaí
process natural, aerobic fermentation on the Static Dryer
importer Mountain Coffee
notes blueberry, cherry, lime, chocolate
profile sweet, tropical, creamy


roast level


The coffee processing at CETEC Farm involves a carefully orchestrated sequence of steps. First, anaerobic fermentation is carried out for 24 hours. After this initial phase, the coffee beans are placed into a unique piece of equipment known as the Static dryer. This dryer, originally developed in Brazil, allows for precise control of temperature and humidity throughout the drying process. The coffee undergoes a five-day fermentation period within the Static dryer before the actual drying process commences, aiming to achieve a 15% humidity level. Following this, the coffee is placed in high-barrier large bags for a 30-day resting period. Subsequently, it returns to the Static dryer to finalize the drying process until it reaches an 11% humidity level.

For detailed technical information on how the Static dryer works, please refer to this link: It's important to note that while the dryer itself is impressive, it is the innovative process developed by Marcio that truly elevates the quality of fermentation.


The CETEC Farm was born from the childhood dreams of two brothers, Márcio Custódio and Izonel Junior. Growing up in a humble family, they initially worked as coffee pickers on other farms. Recognizing the importance of education, they decided to leave farm work behind and pursue their studies. After graduating, both became university professors. Years later, inspired by their own journey, they established their own Technical School called CETEC – Technological Center in Lavras, located in the southern region of Minas Gerais.

CETEC was founded with the purpose of providing young individuals in need with access to education, offering them the opportunity to improve their quality of life, much like what had happened to Márcio and Izonel. Over the course of more than a decade, CETEC trained over 5,000 young people. However, the brothers' ambitions extended beyond education.

After purchasing a small farm initially dedicated to Nelore cattle, the untimely passing of Izonel Junior made Márcio contemplate selling the property. Yet, a dream and memories of their shared childhood convinced him to continue pursuing their dream of owning a beautiful coffee farm. Thus, the cattle gave way to coffee trees, and the entire family dedicated themselves to the farm.

During this time, Márcio's nephew, Heitor Botelho, joined in the farm's operations alongside his uncle. In honor of his late brother and the Technical School that had played a pivotal role in realizing their dream, the farm was renamed Fazenda CETEC.

Fazenda CETEC embarked on a journey to acquire knowledge and expertise in the production of excellent coffees. The pursuit of knowledge extended beyond the farm's gates, involving various courses and trips aimed at understanding the best cultural practices for specialty coffee production.

Fazenda CETEC holds a deep commitment to the well-being of its employees, strictly adhering to labor rights and refraining from child labor. The farm firmly believes that a child's place is in school.

Moreover, the farm is dedicated to environmental preservation, including the restoration and protection of springs and forests, as well as the responsible use of water throughout its processes. Another noteworthy aspect is the ecologically sound farming practices employed at Fazenda CETEC. Coffee is cultivated alongside Brachiaria grass, which prevents soil erosion and weed invasion, reducing the need for herbicides. After maturation, the Brachiaria grass is left to naturally decompose under the coffee trees, enriching the soil with organic matter and reducing the need for chemical fertilizers.

This combination of productivity, quality, and environmental responsibility has positioned Fazenda CETEC as a global leader in the production of specialty coffees, cherished by coffee enthusiasts worldwide.


Our weekly ordering cutoff is Tuesday at 9am. All orders placed before this time will be roasted, packaged and shipped by Wednesday. All orders received after this time are subject to shipping the following week depending on overflow.


Shipping Rates

Our current shipping rates are as follows:

Local Delivery Rates within 2km
$5.00 for orders between $0-$20
$2.50 for orders between $20-$40
FREE for orders over $40

Canadian Shipping (with tracking)
Standard rates for orders between $0-$36
$10 for orders between $36-$75
FREE for orders over $75

US Shipping (with tracking)
Standard rates for orders between $0-$100
FREE for orders over $100


Biotre 2.0

Biotrē™ 2.0 has outer layers are made from wood pulp and cellulose from wood pulp. In Biotrē™ 2.0 with Natural Kraft paper on the outside, the outer layers make up approximately 60% of the material by weight and have been shown to break down into healthy compost in 12 weeks when tested using conditions from a test method called ASTM D6868. The interior, sealable layer in Biotrē™ 2.0 is made of a plant-based, renewable resource, sugar cane. This is a durable i.e., non-biodegradable, layer made from renewable plant sources. The greenhouse gas CO2 is absorbed and reduced during the plant’s growth.

Biotrē™ takes a comprehensive approach to being environmentally friendly.

  • Waste Reduction – Biotrē™ can reduce the amount of packaging that ends up in long term waste storage like a landfill.
    • Biotrē™ 2.0 – with the outer layers breaking down naturally in a composting environment in a relatively short period of time, packages can be processed in a home compost to convert 60% of material (Biotrē™ 2.0 are not recommended for municipal or industrial composting). The inner layer can be removed from compost if found and disposed of with normal trash. 60% less material goes to the landfill.
  • Climate Change – The plant-based components that go into Biotrē™ (wood pulp, sugar cane, and corn) absorb the greenhouse gas CO2 through natural plant respiration prior to being used to make Biotrē™ packaging. Absorbing and reducing the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere helps stem the tide of global climate change.
  • Natural Resources - Biotrē™ preserves our natural resources by reducing the use of finite fossil fuel and mineral resources and promoting the use of cyclical, sustainable sources. While most barrier packaging is made from almost exclusively petroleum-based plastics or aluminum foil, Biotre® film layers consist of anywhere for 60% to nearly 100% renewable plants.

Volume Discounts

We're dropping the bomb on exclusive volume discounts on our entire coffee collection. Mix and match any single origin and/or blends and get the following discounts automatically applied at checkout.

15 - 44 bags 10% off
45 - 89 bags 15% off
90 - 179 bags 20% off
180+ bags 25% off
Regular price $17.00 USD
Regular price Sale price $17.00 USD

15 bags, mix & match = 10% off
Discounts automatically applied at checkout.

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