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Brazil Sítio da Torre Natural

Origin Brazil /

Altitude 1200 masl /

Crop Year 2018/2019 /

Varietal Red Bourbon Yellow Bourbon Yellow Catuai /

Product Code 6559

About Brazil Sítio da Torre Natural

Sítio da Torre is located near the small rural town and sub-region of Carmo da Minas. The Fazenda is owned and operated by Álvaro Antônio Pereira Coli and his family. Álvaro is a fourth generation farmer and has pioneered coffee production at the Fazenda with a total focus on producing the highest possible quality. The majority of Álvaro’s production consists of micro-lot style preparation, separating varietals and experimenting with different processing techniques. Uniquely, the entire harvest process at da Torre is done by hand. Beans are picked and taken to the processing centre, located on the farm itself. Most of the drying is done on raised beds under sunlight and later finished in dryers that guarantee even drying.

You can find Sítio da Torre on the Minas Gerais side of the Serra da Mantiqueira (southern Minas Gerais), is the region of Mantiqueira de Minas. Mantiqueira de Minas is today the most awarded growing region in Brazil with a highly decorated history in Brazil’s Cup of Excellence. In 2011, Mantiqueira was recognized with official ‘Geographic Indication’ by the BSCA and its reputation continues to gain recognition as one of the world’s finest producing regions.

Unlike most coffee regions in Brazil, Mantiqueira is characterized by it’s relatively high altitude, rolling mountains and steep terrain. People who visit Mantiqueira for the first time often compare its landscape to that coffee region in Costa Rica, El Salvador and Guatemala. Mantiqueira’s altitude, volcanic soil and terrain provide the fundamentals to producing spectacular coffees.

About Brazil

Coffee was bought to Brazil in 1727 from French Guiana, by Captain- Lieutenant Francisco de Melo Palheta. Legend has it, that Francisco de Mello charmed the French governor’s wife and she buried coffee seeds in a bouquet of flowers and that is how the cultivation of coffee began.

Today, Brazil is the world’s largest coffee producer and is becoming a major player in the specialty coffee industry.

Coffee farms in Brazil are run as small estates, called ‘Fazendas de Cafe’. The vast majority of coffee farms are found in the regions of Paraná, Espirito Santos, São Paulo, Minas Gerais, and Bahia. Each of these growing regions, produce their own distinct coffees.

Brazil produces many varieties of coffee known as, Bourbon, Typica, Caturra, and Mundo Novo, and about 80% of coffee produced is Arabica. Coffee in Brazil is processed by the wet (washed), dry (natural), and semi-washed (pulped natural) methods.

Coffee in Brazil has generated wealth and stimulated the growth of all agricultural and industrial sectors. It has brought to Brazil many economic, social and political changes in all states, and continues today to be one of the most important products in Brazil.