Santo Antonio - Natural 1kg (Brazil)

Hazelnut, Plum, Milk Chocolate and Lavendar.

Region/Farm: Cerrado

Country: Brazil

Process: Natural

Variety: Catuai

Producer: Santo Antonio

Altitude: 1000m

Importer: Olam

Crop Year: 2021

Please note: We roast and package our coffee to order every Monday for postage the following Wednesday. To ensure we get your order in time, please place them before 9am on Monday.

This coffee is naturally processed. After harvesting, the ripe cherries are dried on patios in the sun for around 15 days. The cherries must be raked periodically to maintain a consistent drying process and prevent over-fermentation or the development of mould. Once the cherries have dried to the optimal moisture content, they are rested in a cool, dry environment to settle. Finally, the coffee is sent to the dry mill where the dried cherry & parchment are removed through hulling. The beans are selected for quality and graded by size before being bagged in GrainPro liners for export from the port of Santos.

Coffee first began to be cultivated in Cerrado in the 1970s by farmers from Paraná who wanted to escape the impact of frost, and by farmers from São Paulo who were facing problems with nematode infestation. At the time there was no technology that would allow for coffee planting. Through a technique that corrects soil acidity (liming) and irrigation, large-scale cultivation has become possible. Coffee growers began to invest in cup quality and were pioneers in the production of specialty coffee, with guaranteed origin and quality standards.

The Cerrado Mineiro presents dry climate during the harvest period, which means the growers face less problems with humidity during post-harvest processing. The region, which covers 55 municipalities located in the Triângulo, Alto Paranaíba and Northwest of Minas, achieved the Denomination of Origin in 2013 and was the first coffee in Brazil to receive this recognition.

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