Brazil Sitio Corrego da Prata (250g)

Brazil Sitio Corrego da Prata (250g)

€10,20
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Round, balanced, with a quiet but deeply layered complexity. Jasmine, cacao, nougat, white wine, almond, molasses in aroma and cup. Sweetly and roundly bright in structure. Plush  and lightly silky in mouthfeel. A richly resonant finish consolidates around cacao, peach and chocolate.

1100 m

Red Catuai

Espirito Santos Region

Brazil

FARM: CORREGA Da PRATA

BEHIND PRODUCTION Romão Family

José Antonio Debona Romão is an Italian descent and was raised on his family’s property, Sitio Corrego da Prata, in Castelo, Espirito Santo. His father, José Romão, acquired the farm in the 1960s and planted the first coffee trees at that time. They continued working in partnership with his brother, increasing the production area and improving the management.

In 2000, José Antonio began depulping coffee with the intention of improving quality and adding value. Lot by lot, he began identifying the property’s potential to produce specialty coffee and his coffees won awarded prizes in various cup competitions.

LOCATION

The Montanhas do Espirito Santo region is dominated by small-scale coffee growers and it’s characterized by the presence of farmers who are actively engaged in the entire chain of the production process. Growers in Espirito Santo work with family members and build off of traditional knowledge to innovate and improve their quality of life and coffee. Located in the southern area of the Espirito Santo state, where mild temperatures (73ºF) and steep highlands (between 700 and 1000 meters) favor growing Arabica coffees. This region produces a superb quality coffee with a round body, nice acidity, and fine sweetness. Pulped Naturals are increasing in popularity as a processing style, to capture the attributes of the region’s coffee.

We got to know Corrego Da Prata via Ally Coffee. Ally’s Company backgrounds and expertise in coffee empower so as to build an open community around inspiration, knowledge, and guidance. They believe this is the only way to improve both the product and the experience at every step. Their ambition is to continue to build Ally on foundations of shared value and mutual reward and make coffee a global model for business.

Corrego da Prata

PRODUCER:José Antonio Debona Romão

TERROIR:Montanhas do Espirito Santo

ALTITUDE:1100 m

PROCESS:Pulped Natural

ARRIVED IN:60kg Grain pro bags

VARIETIES:Red Catuai

AROMA:Jasmine, Butter

FLAVOR:Cacao, Chocolate, Molasses, Almond

BODY:Plush and Silky

FINISH:Nougat, Cacao

In 2000, José Antonio began depulping coffee with the intention of improving quality and adding value. Lot by lot, he began identifying the property’s potential to produce specialty coffee and his coffees won awarded prizes in various cup competitions.
In 2018, the partnership was dissolved, and José Antonio continued to produce Pulped Natural coffee and assembled his own machinery, investing in an improved structure to produce specialty coffees.

Currently, José Antonio works to a nine-hectare farm with his family and selectively harvests cherries. He is motivated to continue to produce specialty coffee and his son, José Vitor, is eager to continue the process that he learns from his father day by day.

About Location

The state of Espirito Santo has its capital in the city of Vitoria, and the coastal location of Espirito Santo to the south of Bahia, east of Minas Gerais, and north of Rio de Janeiro makes it a popular destination for its beaches. Inland, Espirito Santo is home to natural parks and preserves a protected and rich biodiversity of flora and fauna. Many communities in the mountains of Espirito Santo were settled at the beginning of the twentieth century by European immigrants from Italy and the Pomeranian region along the Baltic Sea coast, straddling the border between what is now known as Germany and Poland.