This Brazilian coffee hails from the Sítio Jatoba farm in the Divinolândia locale in the south of Brazil. This farm employs an unusual 'cashina' drying method, and produces only 40 bags of coffee a year. In the cup, plum flavours abound, with nougat middle notes and sprinkling of hazelnuts throughout.
Producer RODRIGO DUARTE DE PAIVA
Variety YELLOW CATUAI
Process CASINHA PULPED NATURAL
Altitude 1,300 MASL
Sítio Jatoba is a small farm, only 2.4 hectares in size with 2 of them allocated to coffee production. They produce only about 40 bags of coffee per year and we picked up 5 to share with you. The Duarte de Paiva family have been growing coffee for decades, but have only been focusing on specialty coffee for the last two years. They have already placed well in their local Divinolândia coffee quality contest, and will hopefully be able to invest the added premium from their higher quality coffee into improvements to their farm. This special lot was dried in a ‘casinha’ instead of on a patio, a new way of drying coffee that was the idea of a tobacco company. Casinha means ‘little house’, and the concept is built on having a fan positioned above an oven producing hot air, and that air being blown through the coffee and exiting out the windows on either side of the casinha. This is the only pulped natural lot dried like this, which we’re proud to share with you!