Market Lane - San Benedito, Brazil Espresso
Tasting Notes: Milk chocolate and plum with a vanilla finish.
Recommended for Espresso.
Origin: Piatã, Brazil
Variety: red and yellow catuaí
Producer: Silvio Leite
Relationship length: since 2020
This coffee was grown and naturally processed by Silvio Leite, one of the most knowledgeable and talented coffee professionals we know. As a mentor to many and a co-founder of the Cup of Excellence, Silvio has played a pivotal role in shaping the international specialty coffee industry.
Silvio has helped us source beautiful Brazilian coffees for many years, and for the last two years we’ve been lucky enough to buy coffee directly from him! It had long been his goal to establish his own coffee farm and, in 2019, he finally purchased 30 hectares in the famous Piatã growing region.
“Having been in the coffee business for over 40 years, the dream of producing my own coffee comes true now,” Silvio told us. Always the community-minded educator, he aims to support less-resourced local producers by using his farm as “a model and coffee school to showcase how to sustainably produce specialty coffee”.