Brazil, São Silvestre
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Dark Chocolate, Dark Sweet Cherries
The Andrade family history began in 1901, with their ancestors at Capim Branco Farm, in Carmo do Paranaíba, High Cerrado, state of Minas Gerais. With the aim to produce high quality coffees, the new generation of Andrade family established their farms in this region during the 70’s. In the early 90´s, with the need for expansion, the brothers acquired São Silvestre farm in Serra do Salitre, state of Minas Gerais, this farm produces high quality coffees because of its climate and altitude between 1.100 and 1.200 meters.
Combined with the natural conditions of the region, the correct management of crops, crop planning and post-harvest with selection criteria of cherries, grains and natural drying, the results are excellent quality, award-winning beans, appreciated worldwide. The volcanic soils are perfect for growing Yellow Icatu, Yellow Catuaí and Red Catuai varietals, which thrives here and accounts for the majority of the farm’s yield. This is where Brazil’s best natural coffee beans are produced.
A blend of varieties was used for this lot. The coffee cherries were harvested by a mechanical harvester. The ripe and unripe cherries were separated from the floaters by density. The ripe cherries were separated from the unripe through an electronic selection machine. After fermentation, the cherries went straight to patios to slowly dry.
Meaning of Sao Silvestre: Immaculate Wildness – Because of its natural beauty and good climate.