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Brazil Sitio Sertaozinho Natural

Origin Brazil /

Altitude 1350 masl /

Crop Year 2017/18 /

Varietal Yellow Catuai /

Product Code 5069

About Brazil Sitio Sertaozinho Natural

Sitio Sertãozinho, owned by Mr. Paulo Ribeiro Rocha and Mr. Elson Benedito Daniel, is located in the city of Cristina, in the south of Minas Gerais. The property, acquired in inheritance from his parents, began coffee cultivation 40 years ago.

Mr. Paulo Ribeiro Rocha and Mr. Elson Benedito Daniel, are dedicated to growing coffee sustainably, preserving the environment. The farm has reserves for preserving springs and native forests, which shelter large plant species and several wild animals. In the area, it is usual to see such species as the maned wolf, armadillo, tamarin, guan, saffron finch, and hawk, among others.

Mr. Paulo is a member of COCARIVE, ASCARIVE and the FAIR TRADE Association, and is committed to the sustainable production of high-quality coffee.

Since the beginning of production, Sítio Sertãozinho has relied upon the guidance of agronomists from COCARIVE and ASCARIVE. Working with coffee is done with dedication, always striving for quality in the beans, having traceability from the harvest to depositing them in the COCARIVE warehouse.

The selected beans have their quality certified and analyzed by specialists in COCARIVE’s export department, which has a laboratory, graders and cuppers, offering the market very-high-quality lots.

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.