Brazil: Sitio Bela Vista
Sweet and delicate with Citric, Plum and Floral notes.
Origin: Sitio Bela Vista
Cupping score: 86.5
Crop year: 2019
Son of farmers, Jarbas achieved his dream by buying this farm in 1985. In the beginning, he made an agricultural partnership and (8,000 of yellow catuai coffee plants) were planted in 1988. In 1990/91 he began the infrastructure works with the construction of rooms and in the following years, he was able to apply concrete in part of the coffee drying places, built the house for his employee and acquired machinery, in addition to planting new coffee plants (40,000 units) of the Acaiá, Icatú, Catucaí varieties.
In 2000 they began the legalization process of the Legal Reserve. Certica Minas Coffee was the next step reached in 2008 and then, came the Fair Trade. They joined APAS-Alto das Serra Producers Association, through which they had access and were able to constantly train the employees with several courses, improving good production practices with improved quality and sustainability. Nowadays they have a good infrastructure such as cemented yard and suspended drying places, washer, dryer, wooden bins, accommodation for temporary workers of the harvest and housing for employees.
Jarbas is a member of the APAS-Alto das Serra Producers Association, APAS has recently become a co operative and is the group that we work with to run an annual competition with producers
Harvest and cherry selection
manual and mechanical
Natural coffee, not fermented as such just dried on bed and patio, of course fermentation happens
Drying and handsorting
Drying on beds and patio
Beds: 20 days
Patio: 10 days
His parents liked coffee and farming coffee but they never did it. They had a small farm but moved to the city when he was 6 and they didn't farm anymore. He was a banker and bought the land in 1985 and he built the farm and the processing site. He sold his house in the city to be a coffee farmer. 4 kids, 3 boys and 1 daughter but none want to be in coffee all are studying in São Paulo. His grandfather had very small land of coffee.
16th place in 2011 COE.
Mostly his land is preservation, this is by law.
“Mantiqueira de Minas” region is known for its beautiful mountains climate and its thermal water reservoir, which are famous for its therapeutic abilities. The region has the perfect combination of climate and soil fertility that promotes for the production of high quality coffee. The coffee has a unique cup profile: balanced cup, with complex flavors such as chocolate, fruity, citrus and caramel; full-body and sweetness.