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.
Carmo de Minas, Minas Gerais
Fazenda Santa Lucia
We'd recommend this coffee as Espresso, Aeropress, 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.
Producer: Helcio Carneiro PintoFarm: Fazenda Santa Lucia
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."
Micro-Mill: Santa Lucia
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.
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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.