Brazil Sitio Taquara Natural
|Bag Weight||60 KG BAG|
About This Coffee
Roberto Bernardes is an innovative farmer from the community of Morro Grande in Poço Fundo, Southern Minas Gerais (aka the Sul de Minas coffee region). His 20 hectare farm Sitio Taquara sits at 1,200masl. Unusually for this region and for a small farm such as this, Roberto and his son have been experimenting with extended fermentation without innoculants for around 10% of his production.
|Subregion||Machado, Sul de Minas (Minas Gerais)|
|Producer Type||Single Estate|
|Farm Name||Sitio Taquara|
|Variety||Catuai, Mundo Novo|
|Coffee Grade||BRA CA FW FC NY 2/3 SC 15/16|
|Screen Size||15 Up|
|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 oaters are removed. The remaining high quality cherries are then sundried on patio 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.
- Status Spot
- Subregion Machado, Sul de Minas (Minas Gerais)
- Farm Name Sitio Taquara
- Producer Type Single Estate
- Processing Natural/Dry Processed
- Bag Types Grain Pro / Ecotact
- Plant Species Arabica
- Variety Catuai, Mundo Novo
- Coffee Grade BRA CA FW FC NY 2/3 SC 15/16
- Min Growing Altitude 1200m
- Screen Size 15 Up
- Origin Brazil
- Warehouse Vollers Group Uk
- On Sale No
- Top Lot No
- CTRM Contract Number P8001992-3
- Price Per Kg £5.95