A microclimate is a climate unique to a small area, which differs from the climate of the surrounding area.
Arabica beans are very sensitive to climate. Most quality coffee farms are located at a high elevation, close to the equator, where rainy seasons prior to flowering, and the dry period in which cherries grow can vary. The microclimate of farms located in specific corners of mountain ranges have a big impact on the final cup.
Oftentimes we chose specific microlots from specific plots of a farm. With climate change happening globally, some farms are better protected from these changes than others.
The microclimate around Ninho d’ Águia in Brazil causes rain patterns and sun intensity that make parabolic protection a necessity