São Silvestre Yellow Catuaí
Strawberries & Cream
In the early ‘90s, the Andrade family acquired the São Silvestre Farm in Serra do Salitre, also part of Cerrado Mineiro. It is located to the north of Minas Gerais, on the border with Bahia state. The farm is situated at an altitude ranging between 1100-1220 meters above sea level, with perfectly balanced wet and dry seasons. These perfect conditions, combined with meticulous crop management, forward-thinking crop planning and post-harvest selection, mean the final result from Andrade family farms are award-winning coffees; known both nationally and internationally as some of the best coffee the country has to offer.
The farm’s volcanic soils provide ideal conditions for growing the farm’s main varieties — Yellow Icatu, Yellow Catuaí and Red Catuaí. For this particular micro-lot, the coffee is 100% Yellow Catuaí. Coffee is selectively harvested using a mechanical harvester, before passing through an electronic selector to separate any under or overripe cherries. Next, coffee is moved to the raised beds to dry. Parchment is laid out in a thin layer and turned every 30 mins for 15 days. Once dried, the micro-lot is bagged and rested for a further 20 days; ready for export.
REGION Minas Gerais
SUB-REGION Cerrado Mineiro
PROCESS Natural - 24 hrs aerobic fermentation
CULTIVAR Yellow Catuai
ALTITUDE 1200 MASL
FARMER/PRODUCER Andrade Brothers
FLAVOURS Strawberries & Cream