Classic: Santa Lucia #1
Sul de Minas, Brazil
Producer: Antonio Wander Garcia
Origin: Sul de Minas, Brazil
Santa Lucia is a farm owned by the Antonio Wander Garcia. Antonio bought the farm in 1994, and runs it with farm manager, Diquinho, who works and lives on the land with his family. Diquinho is a crucial part of the farm, caring for the trees and land; dedicated alongside the Garcia family to create unique coffees, produced in a sustainable way. While 30 of the 123 hectares of land are dedicated to coffee, the remaining areas are represented by Native forests. In 2016, their intense work at quality and excellence were identified, awarding them 6th best coffee, in the natural coffee category, at the Cup of Excellence. Cherries are handpicked when evenly ripe, and hand sorted. They are processed naturally, meaning cherries are dried whole on a cement patio, and Diquinho works hard to preserve the quality that came from the tree.
This coffee is giving off notes of apple, mango, and milk chocolate. We're even picking up on some pear and subtle nutty tones in the back. We love its sweetness, and that subtle nuttiness makes for a great, complex profile. Santa Lucia #1 brews a flavorful, upbeat cup that's sure to brighten your day.