What’s Unique: This Sweet Yellow Catuai is the fruitiest (if that’s a word) Brazil that we have cupped this year.
Producer: Jose´ Maria de Oliveira
Harvest: Fall 2018
Farm: Fazenda Serrinha
Region: Cerrado Mineiro, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Variety: Yellow Catuai
Certifications: RFA, UTZ, 4C
Taste Notes: Strawberry Shortcake, Orange, Sweet, Velvety
Price: $16.99 / 400g
Fazenda Serrinha was acquired by Jose Maria in 2004. Everything on the farm, José constructed with his bare hands, including the very first light post on the property. The main house on the farm is located on Fazenda Serrinha where José Maria and his family resides. The farm is home to the drying patios, raised beds, wet mill, silos, orchard, garden, and horse stables. Yellow Catuai is a variety of coffee that ripens a deep yellow colour – as you can tell by the beautiful picture above – rather than the more common red types.