*Terroir Best Lot*
QUALITY SCORE: 88.75
Red Apple / Grape / Dried Plum / Marzipan
Suggested for espresso and filter
THE STORY BEHIND
With over one hundred years of experience in producing the finest coffee in Brazil, the Andrade family started Sao Silvestre in the mid-1990s. Fazenda São Silvestre is located in the north of Minas Gerais, in an area known as the Cerrado Mineiro on the border with Bahia state.
The Andrade's first farm in Paranaiba, Cerrado Mineiro, is Fazenda Capim Branco; since the 1970s the family has been very active in establishing new farms so as to expand their cultivation area. The family acquired São Silvestre farm during this period of expansion.
In the past couple of years, the family's path to improving their production lead them to build raised beds for drying. Using raised beds proved to be a success, demonstrated by the scores obtained in both Cup of Excellence and Regiao do Cerrado competitions. There is a BSCA standard cupping lab at the farm, where physical and sensorial analysis is carried out by qualified cuppers.
Combined with the natural conditions of the region, meticulous crop management, forward-thinking crop planning and post-harvest selection, the product from all Andrade family farms is excellent quality, award-winning coffees that are appreciated both within Brazil and internationally as some of the best coffee the country has to offer.
Rubens Gardelli, the owner and creator of the roastery, is an important persona in the world of specialty coffee. He was the winner of The World Coffee Roasting Championships 2017. Three times on a box (twice first, once second) in Brewers Cup in Italy, Rubens also won 2014 WCE Italy Coffee Roasting Championship.