With delicate notes of raspberries and stone fruits, the plum acidity brightens the cup. The caramel and melon sweetness makes this coffee balanced with a buttery mouthfeel.
Region CARMO DE MINAS
Producer HELCIO CARNEIRO PINTO
Varieties YELLOW BOURBON
Process PULPED NATURAL
Altitude 900-1250 MASL
Santa Lucia is managed by Helcio Pinto, who is an associate producer of APROCAM, an association that prioritises improving the quality and marketing of specialty coffees.
When they process the coffee, they use a Penagos mill, preserving water, another of their interesting machines is the Centriflux- a pulp centrifuge of sorts. After pulping, running the parchment through the centriflux reduces the mucilage to 30-40% moisture, saving 3-4 days off the patio drying time. Instead of subjecting the coffee to the heat of the guardiolas, this dries the coffee in a more efficient manner without making the quality suffer. The waste waters are transferred to settling ponds and then they are reused for farming.