Caconde, Brazil Rich & Comforting: Dulce de Leche & Orange
Coffee Varietal: Obatá Harvest Year: December 2022 Coffee Process: Natural
A couple of years ago, we had the privilege to discover Celso and Gertrudes coffee through our export partner - FAF (Fazenda Ambiental Fortaleza). And what a find this has been.
Celso and Gertrudes are a husband and wife superstar duo who produce coffee on their farm Sitio Boa Vista that sits atop the Zani Mountain Valley, overlooking the town of Caconde.
FAF is another story. It was founded by Felipe Croce, international specialty coffee expert and judge. Its philosophy is straight to the point: “Promoting total quality and finding other farmers with the same desire to sell better coffee around the world, sustainably”.
Sitio Boa Vista has been working together with FAF since its conception, back when just a few believed in specialty coffee coming out of Brazil. In 2006, Celso and Gertrudes were producing commodity level coffee; nowadays they run one of the best farms in the state of São Paulo and have been placed amongst the 50 Best Coffees out of Brazil in the Cup of Excellence.
This lot is the result of more than good terroir and meticulous picking and processing. The secret to their success? Gertrudes once answered this question by saying: “Carinho e amor” - affection and love.