Specialty coffee from Sao Silvestre farm in Brazil
We’re back with a favorite from the recent Brazilian harvest.
This is the second lot that we work with the Andrade Brothers of Finca São Silvestre, a relationship that we seek to strengthen in the future following our company’s purchasing philosophy; to ensure the best possible lots while helping to improve the conditions of the farmer at origin.
By establishing long-term relationships, we guarantee the sale at a fair price for the farmer year after year, which allows him in return to invest and focus on the quality of the lots.
A relationship that promotes mutual benefit and the improvement of conditions in the coffee chain.
São Silvestre means Immaculate Wildness and it’s the name this farm was given by its owners, the Andrade brothers due to its natural beauty and good climate.
The farm is surrounded by an incredible scenery, a place where you can stand and have your head cleared out for a minute while you appreciate the extent of the plantations, the river Paranáiba which passes through and the natural beauty of the landscape.
The history of the Andrade family begins in 1901, with their ancestors at Capim Branco Farm, in Carmo do Paranaíba, High Cerrado, state of Minas Gerais.
With the goal of producing high quality coffees, the new generation of Andrade family established their farms in this region during the 70’s.
The region has an altitude between 1,100 and 1,200 meters, which provides ideal growing conditions for coffee due to its delicate balance of wet and dry seasons.
The conditions of the region, the flawless management of crops, crop-planning and post-harvest with selection criteria of cherries, grains and natural drying, the outcome is excellent quality and award-winning beans, appreciated worldwide.
Volcanic soils are perfect for growing Yellow Catuaí, Yellow Icatu and Red Catuai varieties, which prosper here and account for most of the farm’s yield.
Some of Brazil’s best natural coffee beans are produced here.
In 1991, thanks to the initiative of twelve producers who foresaw the opportunities that investing in quality coffee would bring, founded the BSCA ( Brazil Specialty Coffee Association) which supports small coffee producers in the region, not only that, it also helps producers increase quality, which improves sustainability.
Helping producers reach out for importers worldwide with eco-friendly coffee is another undertaking that BSCA carries out.