Sitio Cachoeirinha Anaerobic #2
Variety: Red Catuai
Origin: Lambari, Brazil
Producers: Cleber Thiago
Cachoeirinha is a farm that sits within the Mantiqueira Mountains in Brazil run by Cleber Thiago Silva and his brother. He is doing a lot of interesting things on his farm, and this year Nordic Approach has bought all of his production - that's how good his coffees are! Fabio Andriel and Cleber Tiago Silva are brothers, and along with their wives, they run the Cachoeirinha together. They both grew up on the farm from infancy, when their bamboo swings were set up amongst the coffee trees. Their grandfather taught them how to make a living with coffee, but more importantly how to love coffee. It is not just a job for them, they do this with passion. After the brothers took over the farm in 2008, they began to work on producing specialty coffee. They are 3rd generation coffee farmers, with kids of their own that make it 4th generation involvement. This is an anaerobic natural coffee, which means that the cherries were first fermented in an airless environment for 72 hours before being dried whole in an mechanical dryer. Using a mechanical dryer is especially helpful with unique fermentations, since the machinery allows for much more controlled and consistent drying times and temperatures.
When you first try this coffee you’ll pick up on funky ripe fruits up front, with spices and nuts underneath. This natural coffee is an experience, with so much to offer in terms of flavor. Not too sweet; we think it will appeal to everyone. A Brazillian coffee we revisit often- we think it will be a crowd favorite!