About this coffee: This coffee from Fazenda Alta Vista in Brazil is managed by Robson Vilela, who purchased the 84-hectare property in 2001. In his previous life, Robson was a dentist, saving money until he was able to buy property for coffee farming. The staff at Fazenda Alta Vista is much smaller than other farms in the region. Robson made an agreement to pay higher wages than other farms in the area, resulting in zero staff turnover since 2007. "I always ask the opinion of the employees in my day-to-day life," Robson says. "I never make an important decision alone because they were born here, they know a lot about coffee, and I always learn a lot from them. Every morning we gather under a big tree near the farmyard where we talk and discuss the activities that each one will carry out that day."