Brazil Santa Ines Yellow Bourbon Natural
Region São Sebastião da Grama
Variety Yellow Bourbon
Altitude 1,300 masl
Tasting Note Almond, Orange Peel, Toffee
The Sertãozinho Group has consistently established itself as the go-to source of Brazilian specialty coffee with a collection of estates where the focus on farm management and processing is unmatched. Much of the credit goes to the leadership of José Renato Gonçalves Dias who draws his passion for coffee all the way back to his great grandparents who established many of the estates in the Sertãozinho Group. As a trained agronomist, Jose has matched his inherited passion with academic knowledge focused on creating biodiverse environments full of microorganisms and beneficial insects that support a healthy coffee crop. The results are indisputable as coffees from the Sertãozinho Group have frequently been selected as one of the top coffees in the Cup of the Excellence competition in Brazil.
This particular lot comes from the Fazenda Santa Ines, a 1500-acre estate located in the municipality of São Sebastião da Grama within the state of São Paulo. Much of Santa Ines is preserved land, with less than 250 acres in use for coffee production. During the harvest, coffee is processed using a state-of-the-art facility with certifications in quality management from the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). For this natural process, cherries are floated to remove less dense and damaged coffee, and then placed on patios to pre-dry before being moved to mechanical driers to precisely finish the drying to 11 percent moisture. After drying, the coffee is carefully stored until it is time for milling and export.