Sitio Vargem Grande #6
Caramel, Pear, Berry
Variety: Yellow Cactuai
Producer: Rosimeire Aparecida Guerra
Rosimeire and her husband, Carlos, grew up in coffee producing families and practically inherited their knowledge and passion for coffee. Carlos is the son of another producer, Lourdes Fatima, and his brother is helping both Carlos and their mother experiment with processing. Nordic approach has been working with Rosimeire since 2019, and this year we have a number of coffees from her because we’re such big fans. This lot is made up of Red & Yellow Catuai, and has melon fruit, almond and fudge-like sweetness. Sitio Vargem Grande became their farm in 2009, when Rosimeire and Carlos got married. It was chosen because the land is between 1,100 and 1,400 meters above sea level, which is a great altitude for coffee in Brazil. Their challenge is to find a market for their coffees, and to capture the younger generations interest in coffee production within Brazil. Rosimeire processes her coffee as washed and as natural with aerobic fermentation. Cherries are dried on a patio, and depending on the weather this can take from 150 to 200 hours.
We’ve been lucky enough to try coffee from Rosimeire a few times, so we were excited to get this one in! Sitio Vargem #6 does not disappoint. While we want to tell you everything we love about this cup of coffee, we’ll let you try it yourself!