Brazil Jhone Milanez Lacerda Lot #3
Coffee cultivation started at Santa Rita Estate in the beginning of 1896 with Jhone’s grandparents, taken by his parents who continued until 1966 when the government had oriented eradication of all coffee plants due coffee berry borer, a beetle that had spread throughout the entire region. In 1971, incentivised by the government and following the technical orientation of the Brazilian Institute for Coffee (IBC), the first crops post eradication was planted with a strong focus and investments on producing quality coffee.
In 2005, the family decided to focus all energy and resources in producing Specialty Coffee by developing and improving pre and post-harvest processes which make it all very exciting about the future and keeps their passion for coffee alive.
Sítio Santa Rita is in the surroundings of Parque Nacional do Caparaó, on the border of Minas Gerais and Espirito Santo States. It is composed of four small properties in a total area of 70 hectares with 45% devoted to coffee growing.
Jhone has developed an exciting new controlled ferment process, which we are proud to showcase. Read more about Jhone in this recent Sprudge article.
We roast this coffee to a light / medium level, meaning it is suitable for filter or long espresso brew methods. Cupping notes include Rose, peach & lemon
Producer : Jhone Milanez Lacerda
Farm : Santa Rita
Average altitude: 1250 masl
Varietal: Red Catuai
Processing method: 45 Degree Controlled Ferment