Brazil Sitio SeriemaMandarin • Maple Syrup • Pecan •
In this lot from Sitio Seriema expect notes of pecan, maple syrup and a refreshing mandarin-like acidity. This coffee has potent sweetness and a heavy body.
- Producer: Ivan & Rose Dos Santos
- Country: Brazil
- Region: Caconde, São Paulo
- Elevation: 1200 - 1350 m.a.s.l
- Variety: Yellow Catuai
- Processing Method: Natural
- Harvest Year: 2019
- Roast Level: Light Filter Roast
49th Parallel Crop To Cup Story
Ivan’s family have lived on the mountain of Caconde for almost 40 years. Three of his siblings have built on their father’s legacy and are busy expanding the family name and quality coffee reputation around the mountain they call home. Ivan, the youngest son, started his own farm on the other side of the hill and called it Sitio Seriema. Sitio Seriema is also known as the Brazilian Roadrunner, an elegant bird that lives in the valley where the farm is nestled.
With his wife Rose from the Jacon family in the neighbouring valley, they are set to create their own new coffee tradition. Respect for the environment is key here, as anyone will notice immediately upon talking to the couple. They are at the top of the mountain where many of the area’s natural water springs rise, including those that serve their neighbours and the local town of Caconde. The responsibility for the protection of these priceless resources is something Ivan and Rose take very seriously. This is the water that supplies their farm and irrigates the organic vegetable garden that feeds their family too.
They have been a partner with FAF (Fazenda Ambiental Fortaleza) Coffees since 2008 and are now local leaders, bringing in more and more neighbours to produce specialty coffee with sustainability and total quality. Their energy in projects such as building new infrastructure for drying and storing coffee and teaching their neighbours to roast and brew are turning the coffees coming out of Sitio Seriema and its surroundings into thoroughbreds. /p>
Brewing ratio: 1g coffee to 16-17g water / Slurry temperature (coffee+water): 200 - 205 ̊F / 93 - 96 ̊C / Extraction: 20 - 21% / TDS 1.38-1.41%