Sítio São Judas Tadeu is located in the Serra da Mantiqueira region, in the city of Cristina, at 1000 to 1300 meters of elevation.
The region has mountainous topography and high-altitude subtropical climate, which favor production of specialty coffees. The property was acquired in 2009 and is run by the first generation of the family.
Owner José Márcio uses the entire area of the farm for coffee production, of the Yellow Bourbon variety. He always seeks to achieve excellent quality in his coffees.
The crops on the farm are managed following guidance from agronomists from COCARIVE, who follow all stages of production, from crop management to post-harvest.
COCARIVE (Rio Verde Valley Coffee Producers’ Cooperative), helps producers in the region prepare and warehouse their coffees, as well as helping to commercialize the lots.
José Márcio and his wife, Andréa, run the farm in a system of familial agriculture. Andréa picks the coffee by hand and helps with the post-harvest processes. The owners’ daughters help with the drying process, raking the coffee on the cement patio.
The harvest began when the coffee cherries were well-ripened. The coffee was picked by hand over cloths to prevent it from touching the ground. It was spread in thin layers on the patio and raked 12 to 15 times per day until reaching 11% humidity. After drying, the lots were separated and placed in wooden granaries to rest. Next the lots were taken to COCARIVE’s warehouse, which has modern machinery to prepare the lots. The selected beans were analyzed by specialists from the cooperative, offering the market high-quality lots. Final processing resulted in 10 bags of processed coffee.
The producer’s concern for the environment leads him to always produce coffee sustainably, preserving the springs and forests on the property.
|Farm Name||Sítio São Judas Tadeu|
|Farmer/Rep.||José Márcio da Silva|
|Size (30kg boxes)||18|
|Region||Mantiqueira de Minas|
|Auction||Cup of Excellence|
|Overall||Simple (2), Juicy, Lingering|
|Aroma/Flavor||Caramel (4), Chocolate (3), Lemon (3), Apple (2), Black Tea (2), Citrus (2), Milk Chocolate (2), Black Currant, Blackberry, Brown Sugar, Cha, Cherry, Cocoa, Complex, Dark Chocolate, Delicate, Dried Dates, Dried Fig, Dried Fruit, Fermented, Floral, Fresh, Yellow fruit, Grape, Intense, Jasmine, Juicy, Lychee, Mandarin Orange, Mango, Melon, Molasses, Muscat, Raisin, Red Currant, Rum, Strawberry, Sweet, Sweet & Sugary, Syrupy, Tangy, Tropical Fruit, White Grape, White grapes, Yellow plum|
|Acidity||Complex (2), Tartaric acid (2), Citric Acid, Lime, Malic Acid, Structured, Tangerine, Tartaric|
|Coffee Growing Area||3 hectares|
|Farm Size||3 hectares|
|Auction Lot Size (lbs.)||1190.5|
|Auction Lot Size (kg)||540|