Sitio Jaguara, Natural, Minas Gerais, Brazil (350g)

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Sitio Jaguara, Natural, Minas Gerais, Brazil (350g)

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Syrupy, blueberry, red grape, brown sugar

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Jaguara is the name of their farm in Minas Gerais, it is 15 years old. Where it is located, has volcanic terroir and high altitudes for Brazil. The first quality analyses of their production was done in 2015 and showed great results and potential, showing intense yellow fruits resulting from the plants interaction with this specific environment.

Nowadays, the farm is concerned about sustainability, using technologies that cause low impacts on the environment, using varieties of coffee more resistant to leaf rust, integrated weed management, pruning and others. The nutrients balance is supplied with organic compounds associated to rock minerals.

The varieties are Mundo Novo, Yellow Catuai, Yellow Catucai and Acaia. The best results were from Yellow Catuai, produced at altitudes of 1040 m, that presented lower maturation and uniformity. All the coffee are naturals, picked part by hands and some others by machine.

Their philosophy - to plant with love and respect for the environment, help some families and give them jobs and opportunities to have a better life.

Processing

The cherries are handpicked and “naturally processed”. Normally the process gives you a sweeter coffee because of sugar migration from the pulp into the beans. The coffees are picked when evenly ripe, and hand sorted for over and under ripe cherries before dried on patio. They continue picking out all the defected coffee cherries they can find during this period.

Drying

Currently it has been drying at cement patio and trying to keep the quality that came from the tree. The farm is planning to invest in African Beds to improve the results.

Background story

The Farm is owned by Antonio Wander Garcia, Andre Luiz Garcia (Antonio’s son and the 3rd generation of the family) and Rubem Carlos.

Andre is Natalia’s husband as we mentioned before he is also an agronomist, he has been a researcher at a foundation specialising in pruning practices. Coffee has been in the family for generations, Andre’s grandfather, Alexander Capelo Garcia was a small coffee producer. While his father is, an agronomist specialising in plant fertility and nutrition.

A summary of the vitals:

Region: Minas Gerais, Brazil

Altitude: 1040 meters

Varietals: Yellow Catuai

Process: Natural 

Grower: Andre Luiz Garcia

Flavour notes: As an espresso look for syrupy red grape, blueberry and brown sugar - in milk, expect toffee and a well rounded nuttiness