Here at York Emporium, we're always on the look out for incredible coffees from the Brazil Fazenda region; that way you get to taste the different coffees that this superb region has to offer!
For this season's Fazenda coffee crop we've chosen the pulped natural processed, Brazil Fazenda Sao Paulo.
Sao Paulo is a relatively new farm having been established as recently as 2008. However, there is by no means a lack of experience since the farm is owned by the Montanari family and is managed by fourth generation brothers, Roger and Marcello. Under the watchful eye of their highly experienced coffee farming father, the brothers are pushing the boundaries of modern coffee farming in Brazil.
The Montanaris are descendants of Italian immigrants and Fazenda Sao Paulo is located close to the town of Patrocinio in the heart of the Cerrado in Minas Gerais. The altitude is 950 to 1,100 MASL. The farm is one of three owned by the family and the other two, Rainha de Paz and Montanari III, are located close by.
The Montanaris have angled their neat ‘hedgerows’ of coffee at 330 degrees from north as they have ascertained that this will provide the trees with the longest hours of sunlight. 17 varietals are grown across the farm to ensure that ripening and harvesting can be planned across a greater period to avoid bottlenecks at the processing areas and drying patios.
- LOCATION: PATROCINIO, THE CERRADO, MINAS GERAIS
- ALTITUDE: 950 - 1100 MASL
- PREPARATION: PULPED NATURAL
- VARIETY: CATUAI
- OWNER: THE MONTANARI FAMILY