This is nothing like your average Brazil coffee. It has a bright and forward acidity that's framed with citrus tones. Balanced by candy-like sweetness, some delicate floral qualities and a long trailing nutmeg finish. One dollar from every bag sold will go to feed a child in need through Mealshare.
Producer: Edgar Pires Sartori
Region: Espírito Santo
Altitude: 870 to 1000m (Climate makes up for low altitude)
Total area: 13,7 ha
Planted area with coffee: 10ha
Average production: 225 bags
Drying method: covered patios, mixing the coffee many times at the patio
Varieties: Red Catuaí, and Catucaí
Climate: tropical climate with average temperature of 19oC and moderate rain
Picking: selective picking 3 to 4 times per crop and the cherries are pulped the same day
Story of the farm:
Edgar’s property has belonged to the family for more than 100 years, when Italian immigrants occupied the region of Espirito Santo. The farm has been passed through many generations always continuing the work, as generational coffee production is very common at the region.
Mr. Jose Sartori, Edgar’s father lost his parents really young, when he was only 10 years old and as the oldest brother of 8 children he had to take on a lot of responsibility at an early age, including the farm.
Coffee has been the family’s main source of income and has always been cultivated on the Sitio Bateia property. However, the shift and focus on specialty coffee began in 2004 and the family has been improving ever since in terms of quality being a rolemodel in the region. This keeps them very motivated and directing all the investments towards quality.
The property owns a pulping machine, covered patios and significant storage to keep the beans quality, very good infrastructure to produce specialty coffees. It is also registered at the Rural Environment Organization which guarantees that the property has the legal preservation areas of native forest, being very concerned with the environment.
Producing better coffees, they can see not only better financial values but also recognition for their work and better standards for their families.