Roundhill Roastery - Sitio Cachoeirinha Natural (Espresso)
TASTE Macadamia, Milk Chocolate, Boiled Sweets
FARMER Fabio Andriel & Cleber Tiago
VARIETAL Red Catuai
ALTITUDE 1350 masl
Sitio Cachoeirinha has an inspiring family of growers behind it. Fabio Andriel and Cleber Tiago Silva are brothers and along with their wives, run the Cachoerinha Farm together. They grew up alongside the coffee trees on the farm and have a real passion for great coffee. Which they attest to their grandfather who taught them how to grow trees and sustain the farm whilst growing up. Five years ago they began work to produce specialty coffee. They are 3rd generation growers with children of their own who are following in their footsteps. The farm is located in the south east of Brazil in the region of South Minas with the family living in the small town of Albertina nearby.
They have around 20000 trees, 5000 red catuai and the rest a mix of red and yellow catuai. Most of the picking is done mechanically but the younger trees are picked by hand.
This coffee is a natural process coffee, where the whole cherry is dried. The process gives the coffee a sweeter flavour due to the fermentation as microbes create compounds called esters that are absorbed by the seed. These esters survive the roasting process and contribute to the roasted coffee aromas and flavour.