Producer: Jose´ Maria de Oliveira
Farm: Fazenda Santa Luzia
Region: Cerrado Mineiro, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Altitude: 1200 MASL
Lot Size: 4 Bags
Variety: Yellow Catuai
Process: 24 Hour Anaerobic Fermentation, Natural Shade Dried
Drying Time: 24 days raised drying beds | Raking and rotation (6) times beginning at 7am until 6pm.
Certifications: RFA, UTZ, 4C
Cup Notes: Ripe Berry, Sweet, Viscous Body, Bright Clean Acidity
24 Hour Anaerobic Fermentation, Naturally Shade Dried - Handpicked and delivered straight from the plantation, the cherries are closely wrapped in an airtight sealed sack and then placed in the shade of our tangerine trees for 24 hours. Following the 24 hour fermentation period of the coffees resting in the airtight sack, they are then placed on raised drying beds to dry for 24 days.
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.
24 Hour Anaerobic Fermentation - Handpicked and delivered straight from the plantation, the cherries are closely wrapped in an airtight sealed sack and then placed in the shade of our tangerine trees for 24 hours. Following the 24 hour fermentation period of the coffees resting in the airtight sack, they are then placed on raised drying beds to dry for 24 days.
FAZENDA SANTA LUZIA
CITY & STATE: CAMPOS ALTOS - MINAS GERAIS
REGION: CERRADO MINEIRO
ELEVATION: 1200 MASL
VARIETIES GROWN: TOPAZIO, RED & YELLOW BOURBON, ACAIA, RED & YELLOW CATUAÍ
AREA: 120 HA
Fazenda Santa Luzia sits atop the hillside overlooking the valley, and is beautifully structured, segmented and its coffee fully traceable. Santa Luzia is responsible for the production of the majority of our Exotic, and Bourbon collections as well as our naturals and honey processed productions. Santa Luzia is the neighboring farm to Fazenda Serrinha.