Hazelnut, dark berries, savoury
This coffee comes from Manassas Dias of Sitio Tres Barras, part of the APROD group of producers.
The micro region of Divinolândia is in the interior of São Paulo, embedded in a branch of the Serra da Mantiqueira, in the region of Mogiana Paulista. The region is blessed with fertile soil, altitudes around 1200 m, and a dry climate during the harvest phase. These conditions favour a very particular technique of coffee processing, dried very slowly directly on concrete terraces. Typically this produces a very fruity coffee with high sweetness.
Natural coffees are a bit of a specialty around here. The terrain can be a bit challenging so there’s no mechanized picking instead areas of the farm are picked clean by hand, then pruned as the unripe cherries are separated and the rest are patio dried in the sun.
This Catucai lot is a little different to your usual natural Brazil. Catucai is a cross between varietals Icatu and Catuai that occurred naturally, resulting in well-producing and vigorous plants with resistance against the leaf rust. In fact, there are many different lineages of Catucai today: some of them give red cherries while others give yellow fruits. This is the red version and the profile is hazelnut, dark berries and a little savoury.