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Origin Information

Grower
Dorival Luiz Balbino de Souza | Estância Bela Vista
Variety
Catuai Vermelho
Region
Cássia dos Coqueiros, The Mogiana region, São Paulo, Brazil
Harvest
June - July
Altitude
1050 masl
Soil
Volcanic loam
Process
Full natural and dried in the sun
Certifications
Organic

Background Details

From the volumes of coffee flowing out of the Mogiana region (split between the states of São Paulo and Minas Gerais), we have plucked a special treat traceable to a single estate located in the municipality of Cássia dos Coqueiros. This region has rolling hills and uneven terrain lending to farms that are small to medium in size. The 300-acre estate called Estância Bela Vista is managed by Dorival Luiz Balbino de Souza and his family. In 1991, 120 acres was planted with coffee and in 2013 transitioned to organic farm practices. During the harvest coffee cherries are floated to remove less dense and damaged coffee, and then placed on patios to dry to 11 percent moisture. After drying the coffee is carefully stored until it is time for milling and export.