Brazil Sitio Serra Negra

Rich chocolate and nuts, green apple, green tea
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Bag Weight 60 KG BAG
Harvest Season 2021/22
Status Spot
Lot Number P8001607-1
  • 18 Bag(s)
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About This Coffee

Paulo Bernardes has been growing coffee at Sitio Serra Negra for over 30 years. He lives there with wife Maria, but also shares his land with his 2 sons, a family always working together. Typically the men take care of farm, picking and other works in the field, while Mrs. Bernardes takes care of processing and maintenance. With a relatively low production compared to the big farms in this region, Sitio Serra Negra is focused on quality to differentiate itself in a competitive environment.

“We are very happy to see our coffee shipped overseas. This is a confirmation that our effort is not in vain. We are seeing the results and that's encouraging, especially for small growers like us. ”- Maria Bernardes

Origin Brazil
Subregion Sul de Minas
Harvest Season 2021/22
Producer Type Single Estate
Farm Name Sitio Serra Negra
Processing Natural/Dry Processed
Processing Description Raised Bed natural
Growing Altitude 1100m
Plant Species Arabica
Variety Catuai
Coffee Grade BRA CA FW FC NY 2/3 SC 15/16
Screen Size 15/16
Bag Weight 60 KG BAG
Bag Types Grain Pro / Ecotact

The Region

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. 

The Process

Cherries are carefully handpicked and then floated in a tank of water to separate by density. The densest, ripest cherries sink to the bottom of the tank and the floaters are removed. The remaining high quality cherries are then dried on the patio in the sun with skin and pulp intact until the optimum moisture content has been reached. The cherries must be carefully maintained and turned to prevent over-fermentation or mold developing. Once the dried coffee cherries have been rested for a month, they are hulled, graded by bean size and bagged in GrainPro liners to preserve freshness.

  • Status Spot
  • Subregion Sul de Minas
  • Farm Name Sitio Serra Negra
  • Producer Type Single Estate
  • Processing Natural/Dry Processed
  • Processing Description Raised Bed natural
  • Bag Types Grain Pro / Ecotact
  • Plant Species Arabica
  • Variety Catuai
  • Coffee Grade BRA CA FW FC NY 2/3 SC 15/16
  • Growing Altitude 1100m
  • Screen Size 15/16
  • Origin Brazil
  • Warehouse Vollers Group Uk
  • On Sale No
  • Top Lot No
  • CTRM Contract Number P8001607-1
  • Price Per Kg £6.25