Brazil Sitio Da Lalá
DIRECT TRADE COFFEE
Sitio Da Lalá immediately impressed us on the cupping table this year, showing more liveliness and expression than you might normally expect from Brazillian coffees. This lot, produced by Lalá and her daughter Luana, strikes a great balance of intense dried fruit and floral notes complemented by a buttery, silky mouthfeel.
- Producer: Lalá & Luana Sodré
- Country: Brazil
- Region: Caparaó, Minas Gerais
- Elevation: 1000 m.a.s.l
- Variety: Red Catuai
- Process Method: Pulped Natural
- Roast Level: Light Filter Roast
Sitio Da Lalá is a family-owned farm, found within the small town of Alto Jequitibá in the state of Minas Gerais, Brazil. Here, Josimar Augusto Sodré (known by friends and family as Lalá) has lived for 25 years. Extremely passionate about coffee, she has some of the most meticulously cared-for trees you will see, with very careful picking and drying performed. The benefits of this attention to detail are clear in the cup.
Lalá is a single mother of three girls. The eldest is Janaina at 26 years old, the youngest is Larissa at 20. The middle daughter is Luana. age 23. Besides her job as a mathematics teacher, she is helping Lalá the most with the coffee production.
The Sodré family began their relationship with coffee exporter FAF in 2016, with a renewed focus on specialty quality production. Working with two other women-led producers in the area, they created their first 10 bags of specialty quality coffee. FAF now works with multiple farms in the area and has started a project called ‘The Women of the Valley’ to grow the number of women farmers in the area.
Now in Alto Jequitibá, there are more than 80 families, that, inspired by Luana and Lala, started to focus their production on specialty coffees.
18grams of freshly ground coffee to 16-17g water / Slurry temperature (coffee+water): 200 - 205 ̊F / 93 - 96 ̊C / Extraction: 20 - 21% / TDS 1.38-1.41%
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