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Santa Lucia Retail Web CHOCOLATE AND NUTTY

Santa Lucia / Brazil

Regular price
$22.00
Regular price
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$22.00

Brazil

TASTES LIKE

milk chocolate / marzipan / roasted almonds

Sweetness ●●●●○ Acidity ●●○○○ Body ●●●○○

    ROSSO DIRECT TRADE

    We source directly from producers when we can to make sure the most profit gets to the farmer. Our sourcing values are shown through our icons on each of our coffee labels and on the back of our coffee bags.

    SHIPPING

    Once your order is received, it will be processed and shipped in 1-3 days.

    Free delivery in Calgary for orders over $20. (in city limits)
    Free delivery across Canada & the US for orders over $75

    Biotrē Bags 2.0

    Our 340g and 2lb coffee bags are made entirely of from plant materials and breakdown in a relatively short period of time.

     Biotrē 2.0 FAQ 

    Are these bags completely compostable?
    No, due to the inner lining made of sugar cane. However, this layer is made sustainably with 100% renewable material (meaning not made of fossil fuels, but instead bio-based and natural resources that can be replenished through a natural process).

    That’s not all. About 60% of the bag components break down under standard composting conditions, so they can be partially composted in your back yard compost. Go earth!


    Can I put this in the city compost?

    You should not put these bags in the Calgary city compost, due to rudimentary composting facilities. 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.

    What if I don't have access to a backyard compost?
    Please dispose of the bags in the garbage. It may feel wasteful, however, these bags will break down at least 10 times faster in a landfill vs other coffee bags because of the plant-based materials they're made with.


    How are these bags better for the environment?
    The plant-based components that go into Biotre® 2.0 absorb the greenhouse gas CO2 through natural plant respiration prior to being used. Manufacturing these bags produces a significantly smaller carbon footprint (as much as 60% less from the typical coffee bags). They break down much faster in the landfill as well. We're talking 5-10 years vs 100 years, which is the time it takes for most other coffee bags to break down!

     


    Our 340g and 2lb bags are made with Biotrē 2.0 materials, which are 60% compostable and 100% renewable, including the valve!

    Additional FAQ on our new bags

    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.


    Why isn’t my phone reading the QR code?

    If you’re using an iPhone, you may need to use your QR Code Scanner instead of your camera app. The QR Code Scanner is located in the Control Centre.

     

    Santa Lucia Retail Web CHOCOLATE AND NUTTY
    Santa Lucia / Brazil

    Santa Lucia / Brazil

    milk chocolate  /  marzipan  /  roasted almonds

    Sweetness ●●●●○     Acidity ●●○○○     Body ●●●○○

    This natural Yellow Catuai offers a taste reminiscent of a decadent chocolate dessert from your favorite restaurant. Its richness in flavour, smooth texture, very low acidity, and abundant mouthfeel deliver comforting notes of chocolate and almond. Whether enjoyed on its own or with cold or steamed milk, this classic coffee provides a satisfying and indulgent experience.

    Varietal Yellow Catuai
    Process Natural
    Farm Fazenda Santa Lucia
    Producer Helcio Carneiro Pinto
    Geography
    Carmo de Minas, Minas Gerais, Brazil
    Rosso Direct


    About the Farm

    • Helcio has dedicated a significant part of his life to the coffee industry, beginning at the age of 15. In 1976, he married Glycia Pereira Carneiro, and together, they took over the management of the Santa Lucia farm. During that time, the focus was primarily on coffee volume rather than quality. Access to knowledge, technology, and information about specialty coffee markets was limited.
    • In the '90s, Helcio played a pivotal role as one of the founders of Aprocam (The Association of Coffee Producers from the Mantiqueira Region), a movement aimed at improving the quality of coffee in the Carmo de Minas region. This group of pioneers, including Helcio, sought the guidance of experts and scientists to enhance their understanding of coffee quality and implement large-scale quality production practices. The experts introduced them to the Pulped Natural Processing Method, and Helcio, being a pioneer in the region, was among the first to adopt the necessary facilities for this method.
    • Over the years, with the ongoing support of universities, scientists, and insights gained from trips to coffee-producing countries, Helcio has continued to advance in the production of specialty coffee. Coffees from Santa Lucia have been consistently evaluated since 2017, and his name and farm have become well-known in key markets.
    • Despite the success, Helcio acknowledges a significant challenge in manpower. He anticipates changes in the region's coffee characteristics due to this factor and emphasizes the importance of being prepared for this impending shift.

    Customer Reviews

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    Lisasues
    Santa Lucia/Brazil-----great drip flavor

    This is my favorite breakfast coffee. The flavor is smooth and relaxing. Perfect acidity with all the coffee bean notes experienced. I will be purchasing this again.

    J
    Jim Currie
    pleasant smooth coffee

    Pleasant smooth coffee. we use as coffee and in lattes. Excellent coffee one of our favourites

    M
    Mickey Horvath
    nice cofeee

    This coffee is great it is nice and smooth and velvety just like chocolate cake.

    B
    Brian Aalto
    Good brew

    Good tasting

    j
    jordan chan
    Great curated coffee

    Its amazing

    Biotre bags are made 100% from plant based material.

    Both the manufacturing and disposing process is better for the environment.

    Composting Biotrē Bags

    You can compost the outer lining in a healthy home compost, which will break down within 12 weeks.