Producer: Augusto Borges Ferreira
Region: Sul de Minas
Varieties: Red Catuai
Flavour Profile: Brown Sugar, Chocolate & Hazelnut
Augusto is a 5th generation coffee producer, and was raised on the farm amongst the coffee trees. His wife Patricia Fernanda Silveira also comes from a coffee producing family, and together they have high aspirations for their farms production. It was in 2008 Augusto became dedicated to the production of quality coffee, and he joined up with some friends to share their knowledge.
Augusto and Patricia’s farm is called Capadocia, it is in the South of Minas Gerais. Sul de Minas is a well-known area in Brazil for coffee production and accounts for approximately 30% of Brazil’s production. Capadocia covers 7 hectares in total, 4 of which are currently used for coffee production, and the farm is situated between 1100 and 1300 meters above sea level.
The cherries are harvested by hand and “naturally processed”. Coffee cherries are picked when evenly ripe, and hand sorted to remove defects, before being dried on a patio. Augusto believes that cherry maturation is a key factor in producing great quality coffees.
We buy this coffee from Nordic Approach