SANTA LUCIA

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Regular price $19.00

MILK CHOCOLATE • MARZIPAN • ROASTED ALMONDS

This natural Yellow Catuai tastes like the chocolate dessert from your favourite restaurant. It's rich in flavour and smooth in texture, with very low acidity, loads of mouthfeel and comforting, chocolate and almond flavour qualities. You'll find it drinks well on its own or is great with some cold or steamed milk. This is a classic coffee.

Santa Lucia

Region:

Carmo de Minas, Minas Gerais

Origin:

Brazil

Farm(ers):

Fazenda Santa Lucia

Varietal:

Yellow Catuai

Process:

Natural

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Brew Guide

We'd recommend this coffee as EspressoAeropress, V60, Kalita or Clever.

At the Farm, Santa Lucia

Helcio has been working with coffee since he was 15 years old. In 1976, Helcio married Glycia Pereira Carneiro, and began to manage the farm Santa Lucia. At that time, there was no concern about the quality of coffee. The focus was simply on volume. They had no access to knowledge, technology or even information about markets for Specialty coffees.

In the 90’s, Helcio was a part of the movement that started searching for quality in the region of Carmo de Minas, being one of the founders of Aprocam – Association of Coffee Producers from the Mantiqueira Region.

This group of pioneers sought the help of experts and scientists to know the quality of coffees and how to produce quality in large-scale. These experts shared with the group about the Pulped Natural Processing Method and how it would help their cause. Helcio was one of the first growers to get the facilities needed for this method, as he was a pioneer in the region.

Year after year, with the support of universities and scientists, as well as trips to other coffee producing countries, Helcio has continued getting better in the production of specialty coffees. We've cupped coffees from Santa Lucia since 2017. Nowadays, his name and farm are known in key markets.

"Our main challenge is in manpower, there will be a change in the characteristic of our coffee region due to this factor. And we need to be prepared for this moment."

Producer: Helcio Carneiro Pinto
Farm: Fazenda Santa Lucia
Elevation: 900-1250m
Micro-Mill: Santa Lucia
Country: Brazil
Region: Carmo de Minas, Minas Gerais
Varietal: Yellow Catuai
Processing Technique: Natural
First Year Rosso Purchased: 2019


More About Biotre Bags

These bags are from Biotrē. They are 60% compostable and 100% renewable, including the valve!

What’s the difference between the red bag and the black bag?
The red bag contains the coffees with an acidity rating from 3-5. The black bag contains coffees with an acidity rating of 2 or lower.
In summary: coffees that are a little more adventurous—red; comfortable and more classic coffees—black.

How does the Sweetness, Acidity, and Body Scale work?
This is an internal scale from 0-5 comparing our own coffees. Each coffee is cupped and the sweetness, acidity, and body are rated. Keep in mind that different brewing methods may affect results.

Read more about our bags

Disposing of Biotre Bags

Can I put this in the city compost?
Our Biotre bags are made from plant materials and are 60% compostable.

Putting these bags in the city compost is not recommended. However, you can compost the outer lining in a healthy home compost which will break down within 12 weeks. Dispose of the sugar cane layer in the garbage afterward.

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Shipping Expectations

Once your order is received it will be processed and shipped in 1-3 days, please keep in mind that we roast our coffees daily. 

If you live in Calgary, Rosso will personally deliver your coffee to your door! If you are outside of Calgary our default shipping method is UPS, however we can use different shipping companies to ensure that you will get your package as soon as possible. 

Free Delivery IN Calgary for Orders Over $20

For Rosso deliveries the cutoff time for delivery processing is 12pm. 

For example, an order placed on Monday at 9:43am will be on the delivery route for Tuesday. An order placed on Monday at 12:35pm will be on the delivery route for Wednesday. 

**Deliveries to Apartments & Condos will be mailed out via UPS

Delivery Outside of Calgary

Free delivery within Alberta for orders over $35

Free delivery within Canada for orders over $50

International Shipping

We offer competitive shipping rates to our International customers. There are a variety of shipping options for you to choose from upon checkout. Any customs or import duties are charged once the parcel reaches its destination country. These charges must be paid by the recipient of the parcel. Unfortunately, we have no control over these charges, and cannot tell you what the cost would be, as customs policies and import duties vary widely from country to country.

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