Producer: Adriana de Barros Rodrigues
Farm: Sitio São Francisco, Brazil
Region: São Gonçalo do Sapucaí, MG
Variety: Bourbon Amarelo & Catigua
Altitude: 1060 - 1350 masl
Harvested: September 2022
CUPPING NOTES: Brown sugar, green tea, guava, tropical fruits. Refreshing. Sweet and balanced.
Sítio São Francisco is a small, 4.59-hectare farm located in the São Gonçalo do Sapucaí, MG, micro-region at an altitude of 1350 masl
It was acquired in 2015 by Agricultural Engineer Adriana de Barros Rodrigues who arrived in São Gonçalo do Sapucaí in 2008 to work with technical assistance and rural extension. The work with APAS (Alta da Serra Producer Association) on specialty coffee awoke much more than a desire to work as a partner of the group, it created a desire to be a producer and share the same experiences and challenges as coffee growers.
Her work gave her the opportunity to acquire the property and she planted fields of coffee, becoming a specialty coffee producer. But working with specialty coffees goes far beyond growing coffee. It involves cultivating friendships, partnerships and good stories, such as with Ademilson Noiman Borges, a born grower, who became Adriana’s partner Sítio São Francisco.
Both have worked with the goal of producing excellent quality coffees, taking advantage of the potential that the micro-region itself provides for producing specialty coffees, together with knowledge, hard work, dedication and love for what they do.