Brazil Sul de Minas Red Catuai Natural 16+ is sourced from two family estates in the Sul de Minas growing region near the city of Varginha within the state of Minas Gerais, Brazil. Fazenda Gericó has been in the Resende family for three generations. Álvaro Mendes de Resende, who owns and manages the estate is the founder’s grandson. Fazenda Tahiti is owned and managed by the husband and wife team of Claudio Gutierrez and Mariana Meirelles Gutierrez. Mariana comes from a family of coffee producers and encouraged her husband to leave his banking career to join in her passion for coffee. Both families continue to manage their estates on a foundation of tradition but they also work closely with the MinaSul cooperative where their coffees are evaluated and prepared for export using a state-of-the-Art cupping lab and milling equipment.