Rank: 5

Farm Name: SiTIO LM 


Score: 89.90

Altitude: 973 – 986 masl

Country: Brazil Pulped Naturals


Region: Minas Gerais

Program: Brazil Pulped Naturals 

Aroma/Flavor: brown sugar, dark chocolate, cream, berries, spicy, lemon grass, orange zest,

Acidity: malic, green apple, citric,

Other: creamy mouth feel, thick, great balance

Processing system: PULPED Natural

Variety : CATUAI

Farm Story:

Characteristics of the coffee lot

Processing: Pulped Natural

Variety: Catuaí 44

Average elevation: 973 masl

Characteristics of the property

Location: Araponga, MG

Region: Matas de Minas

Total area: 6 ha

Area planted with coffee: 3 ha

Highest elevation: 986 masl

History of the farm

Sítio LM is run by the owner together with her family. The farm is beside a river at the bottom of a beautiful waterfall, protected by riparian forests and several springs. It is located in a buffer area of the Serra do Brigadeiro State Park. The temperature of the region varies from 18 to 22°C. The farm was acquired a few years ago and borders other family properties, which work together. It is 5 km from the city center, facilitating access. Almost all of the farm is covered with coffee fields and what stands out is the family’s unity and passion for coffee.

Coffee processing system

A The harvest is done manually, seeking to create jobs. After being picked, the coffee is washed and passes through the huller. The water used in this phase is completely recycled with the use of a decantation tank.Next the beans are taken for drying on concrete patios or African beds and are separated according to quality. After drying the lots are kept separated in rest boxes and are stored on the farm itself.

Concern about quality

The producer seeks information from competent government agencies with the goal of learning each day to improve the quality of her coffees. She uses selective harvesting, slow drying, great care with sanitation equipment and patios and well-qualified workers, all in order to ensure the success of the property and, in turn, her own success.