Farm Name: SiTIO CACHOEIRA
Farmer/Rep.: JOSÉ BERNARDES SANTANA JUNIOR
Altitude: 1080 – 1260 masl
Country: Brazil Naturals
Region: MATAS DE MINAS
Aroma/Flavor: Honey, melon, tea rose, flowers, violet, papaya, cardamom, grape, grapefruit plum, pineapple, ginger, black currant.
Acidity: Structured, sweet tartaric, granny smith apple.
Other: Caramel, sweet, crisp, syrupy sweet, crisp.
Processing system: Natural
Variety : CATUAi
Characteristics of the coffee lot
Average elevation: 1170 masl
Characteristics of the property
Location: Araponga, MG
Region: Matas de Minas
Total area: 3.8 ha
Area planted with coffee: 2.47 ha
Highest elevation: 1260 masl
Lowest elevation: 1080 masl
History of the farm
Jose Bernardes Santana Junior walks in his father’s footsteps. He is committed to maintaining the quality of the beans produced on his farm. He is the son of Jose Bernardes de Santana, a coffee producer with over 40 years of experience, for three consecutive years he has been a finalist in the Cup of Excellence® – Naturals competition and since 2003, he has received several awards in contests promoted by BSCA.
Si_tio Cachoeira is located in the city of Araponga, MG, in the Matas de Minas region. The land is very productive with soil rich in organic material. The farm has 1.33 hectares of pristine forests and 2.47 hectares of Coffee fields.
The coffee cherries are picked by hand, washed, and dried on patios.
The coffee is washed and the cherries are separated based ripeness: green, ripe and dry. They are also separated from the patio to maintain their properties and qualities. They go through different types of drying, on patios, on African beds, and in a greenhouse.