An easy drinker from some fantastic producers in the wonderful Serra de Mantiqueira region of Brazil. 

Mantiqueira comprises prime picks from two farms; Alvaro Pereira’s Sitio De Torre, and Jose Junqueira’s Tres Barras. Unlike much of Brazil, coffee cherries in this region are hand picked, allowing for higher quality control.

The cup delivers plenty of balance and sweetness, an accessible coffee that can be enjoyed by everyone.

Our Tasting Notes: Milk chocolate, biscuits, almond. Subtle fruit notes. 

Producer: Alvaro Pereira and José Junqueira

Region: Serra de Mantiqueira, Minas Gerais

Process: Pulped Natural

Varietal: Red and Yellow Acaia

Sourced with the help of our partners in Brazil, Cocarive. Once picked the coffee is profiled under the guidance of ex-Brazilian cupping Champion Wellington Pereira, before being prepared for export to our roastery. 

Sourcing in Brazil ...

The Serra de Mantiqueira stretch across the states of São Paulo, Minas Gerais and Rio de Janeiro. Located in the Minas Gerais state, the Mantiqueira de Minas area was the first to get a geographical indication in the Brazilian coffee industry. This fresh approach, akin to ‘terroir’ in the wine industry, began to redefine how people viewed specialty coffee from Brazil. 

Brazil is the biggest producer of arabica coffee in the world; with 25 counties and in the region and 7,800 producers - 89% of which are smallholders. 

Mantiqueira comprises 69,500 hectares and altitude ranges from 900 to 1,500 masl, with a predominance of yellow varieties over the more typical red. All coffees are minimum 84 SCA points as part of the denomination and many enter the late harvest Cup of Excellence in Brazil.

The lower altitudes are often grazed by cattle and the steeper slopes (compared to other parts of the state) mean that the near ubiquitous mechanisation of the coffee industry in Brazil is much less commonly seen here, where hand picking is more prevalent. 

Once the coffee is picked, it is processed on the farm, and then brought to the Cocarive warehouse just outside São Lourenço. It is then rigorously cupped under the guidance of ex Brazilian cupping Champion Wellington Pereira.