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Brazil Sertãozinho


Cocoa and sugary dry fig-like fruit character dominates, some acidity sweet finish.

Fazenda Sertãozinho is a Cup of Excellence winning farm.  Located in the mountainous region of the southern part of Minas Gerais  at 1,200 meters, Fazenda Sertãozinho has been growing coffee since 1948.

The geography and microclimate produce optimal conditions for the heirloom Yellow Bourbon, Mondo Novo and Catuai varietals that are grown on the 670 hectare farm with 300 hectares given over to rainforest.

The organic fertilizers produced on the farm are used to maintain the nutritional balance of the plants. The objective is to preserve the microbiological life of the soil which is very fertile. The farm has 160 permanent employees who are assisted with health and hospital plans.

The owners invest in training for their workers, as well as in professional development. The children of the workers are enrolled in a school on the property.

The coffee is prepared in an environmentally friendly manner. The handling, the harvest and the drying are performed manually. It should be pointed out that the picking work is done selectively, with only the ripe coffee cherries collected.

After the harvest, the beans are transported to a pulper and are spread to dry under the sun on patios. When the drying process is well-advanced, cotton cloths are placed on the lines to protect the beans. Mechanical dryers are not used during the drying process.

Upon reaching 11% humidity, the coffee is taken to wooden granaries where it rests for at least 30 days. All of the processing – from the harvest to the reprocessing, including the classification by screens and density, as well as the electronic selection by colour and manual selection – is done on the property.

All our coffee is sold as whole beans, which we recommend for optimum flavour and freshness. If you don’t own a grinder you can buy one here, or you can specify that you’d like us to grind it for you in your Basket.
1200 masl
Café Orfeu
Minas Gerais