Brazil Sitio Serra Negra
|Bag Weight||60 KG BAG|
About This Coffee
Paulo Bernardes has been growing coffee at Sitio Serra Negra for over 30 years. He lives there with wife Maria, but also shares his land with his 2 sons, a family always working together. Typically the men take care of farm, picking and other works in the field, while Mrs. Bernardes takes care of processing and maintenance. With a relatively low production compared to the big farms in this region, Sitio Serra Negra is focused on quality to differentiate itself in a competitive environment.
“We are very happy to see our coffee shipped overseas. This is a confirmation that our effort is not in vain. We are seeing the results and that's encouraging, especially for small growers like us. ”- Maria Bernardes
|Subregion||Sul de Minas|
|Producer Type||Single Estate|
|Farm Name||Sitio Serra Negra|
|Processing Description||Raised Bed natural|
|Coffee Grade||BRA CA FW FC NY 2/3 SC 15/16|
|Bag Weight||60 KG BAG|
|Bag Types||Grain Pro / Ecotact|
Machado is located in the south of the Minas Gerais region. The local area has some of the highest elevations of any coffee growing region in Brazil (up to 1,250masl). The cooler climate allows for a slow cherry development, mild but distinct acidity and nice healthy trees!
Sul de Minas (South Minas) is the largest coffee growing region in Brazil and the world, and is home to some of the best coffees in Brazil. The region is characterised by mountainous terrain, rich fertile soil and vast natural reserves of Brazil’s Atlantic Rainforest. The favourable climate and relief, together with handmade coffee production, are the secrets of the award-winning region. The factors for success are a dedication at all stages of production, solid infrastructure and investment in research.
Cherries are carefully handpicked and then floated in a tank of water to separate by density. The densest, ripest cherries sink to the bottom of the tank and the floaters are removed. The remaining high quality cherries are then dried on the patio in the sun with skin and pulp intact until the optimum moisture content has been reached. The cherries must be carefully maintained and turned to prevent over-fermentation or mold developing. Once the dried coffee cherries have been rested for a month, they are hulled, graded by bean size and bagged in GrainPro liners to preserve freshness.
- Subregion Sul de Minas
- Farm Name Sitio Serra Negra
- Producer Type Single Estate
- Processing Natural/Dry Processed
- Processing Description Raised Bed natural
- Bag Types Grain Pro / Ecotact
- Plant Species Arabica
- Variety Catuai
- Screen Size 15/16
- On Sale No
- Top Lot No
- Price Per Kg £6.50
- Status Spot
- Coffee Grade BRA CA FW FC NY 2/3 SC 15/16
- CTRM Contract Number P8001607-1
- Origin Brazil
- Warehouse Vollers Group Uk