Special Prep Natural (30kg Klabin)
Pineapple, coconut, stone fruit
FARM: Sitio Capoeira
FARMERS: Fernandes, Jose & Barbara Malta
REGION: Jeriquara, Alta Mogiana
ALTITUDE: 1,000 masl
VARIETAL: Mundo Novo
GRADE: Screen 16+
FARM SIZE: 100 ha
RAINFALL: 1,540mm per annum
HARVEST: Feb - May
Intense, funky fruit bomb.
Tropical notes of coconut
& pineapple. Like a
Pina Colada with
a booziness to match.
Rio de Janeiro
Sitio Capoeira is a family-run farm owned by Fernandes & Jose Malta. Fernandes’ family have a long history in coffee production going back generations. Today the farm comprises over 100ha of coffee with a focus on high quality arabica married with state-of-the-art technology.
THE ART OF PRODUCTION:
Fully sun-dried coffee is a rare find in Brazil and this lot started life as a happy little accident. After running out of space on their drying patio, the Maltas were forced to leave some of their coffee on the truck awaiting processing. Three days later enough space had cleared for them to carry out a very slow and carefully monitored drying process until the optimum moisture level had been reached. Upon tasting the new coffee for the first time they were blown away. This 3 day slow fermentation period had allowed the coffee to obtain an intense fruity profile rarely seen in Brazilian coffee. For the Maltas this was ‘Holy Destiny’. The challenge now is to recreate & refine this unusual profile for future seasons, pushing the flavour boundaries of Brazilian Arabica in the process.
Jeriquara was founded in 1883, when Captain Antônio Joaquim de Souza Costa donated a piece of land previously named Arraial de São Sebastião da Ponte Nova. In 1926, the land was re-named Jeriquara and in 1964 was recognized as a city. The name comes from Tupi-Guarani (a Brazilian-Indian Tribal language) and means “Turtle refugee”.
Nowadays, the total estimated population is around 3,160 peoples of which 18% live in rural areas. Economically, agriculture is the main income source and represents roughly 57% of GDP , employing 40% of the total active population. Coffee production is the most important agricultural industry within this municipality and the wider Alta Mogiana region. Alta Mogiana traditionally produces speciality coffees due to a combination of its favourable climate, high altitude and farmer expertise.