Dried Fruit, Orange, Cocoa

Dried Fruit, Orange, Cocoa

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Sitio Vargem Anaerobic

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Lambari, Brazil


Variety: Yellow Catuai

Processing: Natural

Origin: Lambari, Brazil

Producer: Rosimeire Aparecida Guerra

Altitude: 1125m

Sitio Vargem Grande is a small farm near the town of Lambari, Brazil that is operated by Rosimeire Aparecida Guerra and her husband Carlos. They purchased the property when they got married in 2009 and did their first plantings of red and yellow Catuai plants in 2010. Situated at 1100 meters above sea level and reaching up to 1400 in some areas, the farm is relatively high-altitude for the region and yields some great coffees! Rosimeire and Carlos have been doing some cool experiments with coffee processing - including this lot which was fermented anaerobically for 80 hours before being dried utilizing both raised beds and a mechanical dryer.

The resulting coffee has a very unique profile - we're getting some tangy, dried fruit flavors like apricot or candied plums. Very sweet, with some orange-like acidity and a hint of cocoa beneath it all. It makes a juicy, rich brew with a lot of character - we're willing to bet it's been a while since you've had a coffee like this one! It's always cool to see producers perfecting different processing methods, and we love to pick up different ones when we can. Variety is the spice of life, after all!

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5.0 out of 5

Dessert in the Morning

What a great change of pace with this Brazilian gem. Both of us took our first sips this morning and really liked the sweetness. Almost a bit like hot cocoa with a marshmellow added! Zero bitterness. Well balanced flavor throughout the cup. Even enjoyed a cup later in the day with a few ice cubes and a splash of Oatly.

Tim McCarthy


Member Since

June '16

4.5 out of 5

Interesting and Delicious

First time trying an Anaerobic. Very pleased with this coffee. You're taken on a bit of a roller coaster ride of flavors and sensations with Sitio Vargem. Milk chocolate sweetness dominates upfront with a bright tang accompanying. You're then dropped into lower notes of earthy loam. I'm also getting a sensation of fizz or tiny bubbles at the rear-sides of my tongue. Really interesting, different coffee, and worth giving a shot.

Ethan R


Member Since

October '15

5.0 out of 5

Very good coffee

Tastes great and has a good smell. I very much enjoyed this coffee.

Erik M Andersen


Member Since

January '21

5.0 out of 5

Simply the best

This is hands down my favorite coffee you've ever shipped, and I've loved a lot of these coffees. Delicious, fragrant, perfectly balanced

On 04/29/21 BJ said

Glad to hear it - Sean has really been loving this one too. We have a honey lot from Frinsa in the works, should be another banger to brew.

Will Bklyn


Member Since

January '16

4.5 out of 5

It grows on you

Wasn't a big fan of it in the first brew when I made an iced pour-over. Couple days later, making a hot pour-over, the sweetness blew my mind :)

Amit Agarwal


Member Since

May '20