In the beginning of the 60’s, the International Coffee Organization (ICO) established an identity code for each exporting country that, followed by the exporters code and the loading/shipping number, is stamped since then in each bag of coffee. As a small tribute to the history of the bag of coffee, Cafés El Magnífico wants to contribute perpetuating this traditional numeration.
BRAZIL SITIO ESPERANÇA coffee
Brazil
02
Sítio Esperança
Alessandro Hervaz
Mantiqueira de Minas
São Gonçalo do Sapucaí, Minas Gerais
1.250 – 1.450 masl
Red Catuaí
Unwashed
0,35 €. / cup

BRAZIL SITIO ESPERANÇA coffee

From 11,00 to 44,00

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COFFEE CUP COST AT HOME
Do you know what it costs you a quality coffee prepared at home?
Using 8 grs. (customary measure) drink a cup of this extraordinary coffee for 0.35 €.
THE FARM
CERTIFICATIÓN: Fair Trade
Alessandro Hervaz is one of the 24 founders of the Association of Producers of Alto da Serra (APAS) in 2006; a Fair Trade certified association in the hills of São Gonçalo do Sapucaí, Minas Gerais. Alessandro not only won the APAS competition last year with his own farm, Sítio Esperança, but travelled around the world promoting APAS and the quality coffees they produce collectively.

The Hervaz Family started working the coffee business in 1993, when Alessandro's father bought the property and moved to the municipality of São Gonçalo do Sapucaí. They didn’t know anything about coffee. They began to learn to seed coffee and gradually improved crops, planted coffee trees and "discovered" how to produce quality coffee.
PROCESS
The cherries are harvested by hand and then dried in cement patios or suspended beds, and then separated according to their quality. After drying, the sorted lots are kept in boxes in warehouses of the own property.
CUPPING NOTES
Very pleasant fragrance of tropical fruits. Elegant aroma. Tastes like candy, lots of fruits, fresh acidity and sweet finish.
ORIGIN
The state of Minas Gerais is Brazil's largest coffee-growing area, accounting for almost 50% of the country's production and is one of its main sources of specialty coffee. The area of cultivation is the astonishing figure of 1,006,800 hectares, of which 69,500 represents the region of the Mantiqueira de Minas. This has 7,800 producers, mostly (89%) small.

Located in the mining area of the Sierra da Mantiqueira, south of the state of Minas Gerais, is the region of Mantiqueira de Minas. It is now one of the most appreciated coffee regions in Brazil. In 2011, it was recognized as Geographical Indication (GI), in the modality of Indication of Origin (IP) for its secular tradition and worldwide reputation for the production of specialty coffees with a highly refined sensory profile. Rare and surprising coffees, reflecting the combination of a unique terroir and the local know-how that strives continuously to achieve excellence.

Mountain coffee in Brazil is the second most important in the country. In addition to generating benefits in regions with few agricultural options, due to the impossibility of mechanization, mountain coffee is of great social importance because it is grown on small properties with 10 hectares planted on average and employs many people in the cultivation and harvesting processes.