Producer: Jose´ Maria de Oliveira
Farm: Fazenda Serrinha
Region: Cerrado Mineiro, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Altitude: 1250 MASL
Lot Size: 58 Bags
Variety: Catuai 62
Process: Naturally Sun Dried on Raised Drying Beds
Drying Time: 24 days raised drying beds | Raking and rotation (6) times beginning at 7am until 6pm.
Cup Notes: Ripe Fruit, Chocolate, Sweet, Round Body, Medium Acidity
We are excited to announce our exclusive special limited reserve “Para Ela” micro-lots, that are 100% women selected. These coffees are very near and dear to our hearts because they were carefully selected and sorted with love by the women of Our Coffees.
“Para Ela”, which translates "For Her" is our representation to the world of what we can achieve through the power of coffee. During the 4 month hand selection and sorting season, to financially empower the women of Campos Altos and shine a light on the financial disparity occurring in the country, we decided to take action and dedicate the entire hand selection and micro lot production to be harvested only by women. During the hand selection season, our pickers earned 50% higher wages than the regional average, and employee household incomes increased by 85% during the picking season as a direct result of the Para Elas production. The ripest and most pristine cherries were carefully hand selected and sorted with love exclusively and only by the women of Campos Altos.
This lot is a showcase of our natural processed Yellow Bourbon dried on our newly built African raised drying beds. The goal behind this collection was to cultivate and process a coffee that not only preserved the prestige of this varietal, but excite roasters with its flavor dynamic and full body component to excel as a single origin espresso or filter coffee.
CITY & STATE: CAMPOS ALTOS - MINAS GERAIS
REGION: CERRADO MINEIRO
ELEVATION: 1200 MASL
VARIETIES GROWN: RED & YELLOW CATUAÍ, CATIGUA, ICATU
AREA: 140 HA
Fazenda Serrinha is the very first farm of the Our Coffees family purchased by Jose Maria in 2004. Everything on the farm, Jose constructed with his bare hands, including the very first light post on the property. The main house on the farm is located on Fazenda Serrinha where Jose Maria and his family resides. The farm is home to the drying patios, raised beds, wet mill, silos, orchard, garden, and horse stables.