Origin Information Country: Brazil Region: Machado, Sul de Minas Producer: Sebastiao Eloi Miranda Growing Altitude: Up to 1250 masl Varieties: Catuai, Mundo Novo Harvest: Hand Picked Process: Natural/Dry Processed
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.
Sebastiao Eloi Miranda lives at his small farm Sitio Gamelao with wife Tereza. His parents moved from Sao Paulo to Minas Gerais when he was only 2 and since then, coffee has been part of his family routine. He started working as picker for other farms and at the age of 25, Mr. Miranda bought his first piece of land and planted 1 hectare of Coffee.
This yellow Catuai varietal is medium roast, with great balance and with tastes of plum, strawberry, almond and cream.
Steve Hampshire, Head of Coffee says.....
“This natural processed coffee works very well in a drip filter bringing all the amazing and complex flavours from this natural coffee”.