Sitio Capoeira, Natural, Jeriquara, Brazil

Sitio Capoeira, Natural, Jeriquara, Brazil

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Pineapple, Strawberry, Coconut, Butterscotch as the roast goes deeper..

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Sitio Capoeira is a family-run farm owned by Fernandes & Jose Malta. Fernandes’ family have a long history in coffee production going back generations. Today the farm comprises over 100ha of coffee with a focus on high quality arabica married with state-of-the-art technology.

Fully sun-dried coffee is a rare find in Brazil and this lot started life as a happy little accident. After running out of space on their drying patio, farmers Fernandes & Jose Malta were forced to leave some of their coffee on the truck awaiting processing. Three days later the space had cleared so they carried out a very slow and carefully monitored drying process until the optimum moisture level had been reached. Upon tasting the new coffee for the first time they were blown away. This 3 day slow fermentation period had allowed the coffee to obtain an intense fruity profile rarely seen in Brazilian coffee. For the Maltas this was ‘Holy Destiny’. The challenge now is to recreate & refine this unusual profile for future seasons, pushing the flavour boundaries of Brazilian Arabica in the process.

A summary of the vitals:

Region: Jeriquara, Alta Mogiana, Brazil

Altitude: 1000 - 1200 meters

Varietals: Mundo Novo

Process: Natural sun dried, 

Grower: Fernandes & Jose Malta

Flavour notes: In the cup, look for strawberry, ripe pineapple and coconut