Producer: Jose´ Maria de Oliveira
Farm: Fazenda Serrinha
Region: Cerrado Mineiro, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Altitude: 1200 MASL
Lot Size: 8 Bags
Variety: Red Catuai
Process: Hand Picked 48 Hour Anaerobic Fermentation with Pineapple and Passion Fruit, Honey Process
Drying Time: 24 days raised drying beds | Raking and rotation (6) times beginning at 7am until 6pm.
Certifications: RFA, UTZ, 4C
Cup Notes: Sweet Honey, Cacao, Passion Fruit, Round Body, Clean Malic 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 48 hour experimental fermentation lot including the passion fruit and pineapple is the first fermentation lot we have ever attempted of its kind at Our Coffees. The Coffee is placed in the water tanks to rest along with the fruit and fresh water immediately after depulping and grating for 48 hours. The coffee is rotated by hand 3 times daily to assure consistency and the perfect point of development through out the fermentation period. Following the fermentation period the coffee is placed on the raised drying beds for the drying phase of 24 days.
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 Serrinha is the very first farm of the Our Coffees family purchased by José Maria in 2004. Everything on the farm, José 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 José Maria and his family resides. The farm is home to the drying patios, raised beds, wet mill, silos, orchard, garden, and horse stables.