£7.00 – £20.50
Cup Score: 84.5
Cup Profile: Red Cherry, Forest Berries with a Rich Dark Chocolate and Panna Cotta Body.
Information About Our Coffee
Situated on the border of Sul De Minas and the Cerrado sits the mountainous region of ILicnea with farms rising from 1100 – 1320 masl before the land falls away into the expanse of the cerrado. This beautiful area is blessed with a micro climate that provides conditions for producing unique and intriguing coffees. The regions soil is known as cambisolo where the rock is still turning to soil, this places its own unique stress on the plants and the maturation on the cherry.
Prior the growers here really struggled with the winds that ravaged the crops, through inquisition and help, they have put in systems and planted to trees to help minimise the effect of the wind. Now these farms are being recognised for the unique coffees they produce in relation to the region & Brazil.
Edelvanio Pereira is a coffee grower born in Tres Pontas. He has been working in coffee production for 32 years in Ilicínea. His son-in-law, Zeliomar, is passionate about coffee and is skilled at cultivating and preparing the best coffee on their 10ha farm.
They work together all year round in the crops taking all the steps of the process of coffee growing. During harvest, they hire 3 or 4 people for one month to help hand pick the beans. They always keep an eye on the patio and on the mechanical dryer to ensure a clean even drying of the coffee for between 8 - 14 days. If using the mechanical drier due to space issues they make sure they keep the temperature below 40 degrees.
All the family lives on the farm, on the Ilicínea Cliffs. They also sell some of their coffee roasted in Belo Horizonte as well to help add value to their coffee and find alternative revenue streams.