A super clean filter from Brazil. When cupping coffee at Sitio Canaã, this microlot stood out on the table for its upfront super clean citric acidity. Look out for notes of stone fruit, caramel mid-palate and a lingering almond nougat aftertaste. We think you will best enjoy the flavours of this coffee if you brew as filter.
This microlot is grown by FAF (Fazenda Ambiental Fortaleza) partner Ivan Dos Santos on his farm, Sitio Canaa, in nearby Caconde, Sao Paulo. This is our 8th year of working with Sitio Canaã, a beautiful farm where they follow the philosophy promoted by our partners at FAF, to grow in harmony with nature, and use limited agrochemicalson the land.
Joao inherited the farm, Sitio Canaa from his father. After many years of managing the farm using conventional agricultural techniques, Joao began to understand that continuing along this route could diminish the value of the land to pass on to the next generation. His awareness was raised in 2006 when Marcos Croce from Fazenda Ambiental Fortaleza invited the Hamilton family to participate in a sustainability project to produce his coffee. The objective was to achieve the highest quality while simultaneously respecting nature. Sitio Canaa has evolved through extensive change. By reforesting the land around the natural spring water, recycling waste materials and eliminating the use of chemical fertilizers and herbicides, Joao is achieving his vision of transitioning his farm towards organic production. We saw these changes for ourselves, which are demonstrated in healthy coffee trees and the elimination of problems with pests and disease.
Joao has become even more obsessive, focusing on raising the quality of his coffee and the family created new processes to achieve this. They have introduced selective harvesting, teaching workers to pick the ripest purple red cherries where sugars are migrating into the bean producing the sweetest coffee. They introduced changes to post-harvest processing and particularly working with greater care and attention to detail on the drying patio and investing in building raised drying beds. The partnership between the Joao Hamilton along with the Croce family at Fazenda Ambiental Fortaleza has produced some deliciously sweet coffees that we are privileged to roast.