Sítio Santa Izabel belongs to producer Helisson Afonso da Silva, son of the 2015 CoE Naturals champion, Sebastião Afonso da Silva, and nephew of 2014 CoE Naturals champion, Antônio Marcio da Silva. Together they manage small properties in the city of Cristina, located in the Mantiqueira de Minas Geographical Indication region, which, through a combination of soil, climate and elevation together with the tradition of coffee cultivation, it is recognized as one of the most awarded regions in Brazil.
The family stopped growing rice in order to work in coffee production and now is reaping the fruits of its dedicated and meticulous labor.
The Silva family coffees are recognized worldwide for their complexity and unique characteristics. Helisson has been learning everything from his father and nowadays is passionate about the coffee universe.
Another important factor is respect for nature; the family world with sustainable coffee production, preserving the ora and fauna on its properties.
The harvest is done selectively by hand, the beans are picked and taken to the processing center. Drying is done on patios under the sun and later finished in dryers that guarantee homogenous dryness, preserving the quality.
The coffee is finally stored in the warehouse at Cocarive (Carmo de Minas Cooperative), which has an area for commercialization with a department entirely dedicated to these high-quality coffees.
|Farm Name||Santa Izabel|
|Farmer/Rep.||Helisson Afonso da Silva|
|Size (30kg boxes)||23|
|City||Carmo de Minas|
|Program||Brazil Naturals 2015 December|
|Aroma/Flavor||Huckleberry, red apple, honey, plum, caramel, peach, cinnamon, lime, mandarin, grapefruit, pineapple|
|Other||Juicy, smooth, silky|
|Auction Lot Size (lbs.)||1521|
|High bidders||Wataru & Co., Ltd|