Brazil Sitio Forquilha do Rio Estate- Single Origin Green Beans (Micro Lot)
Single Estate Micro Lot: Brazil, Sitio Forquilha do Rio Estate green beans
(NOTE: Limited stock, only available in 500gm and 1kg lots)
Producer: Afonso Lacerda
Estate: Sitio Alto Castorinho
Varietal: Red Catuai
Region: Serra do Caparao-MG
Altitude: 1250 metres
Taste Notes: Grapes and cognac notes. Alcoholic sweetness. Balanced acidity. Full body. Lingering aftertaste with oak barrel aged cognac finish.
This small family estate that has produced coffee since the 1970s. From the start the family focused on growing quality versus quantity regardless of whether there was a price premium to be had or not. In 2011 the family were awarded recognised as an 'Estate Model' with regards to their sustainability practices.
In 2016 Afonso was awarded 'Coffee of the Year' at the Coffee International Week in Brazil. The family currently farms 30 hectares dedicated to coffee with an average of 700 bags produced per year.