Sítio Santo Antônio is located in the city of Olímpio de Noronha, in the Serra da Mantiqueira region in the south of Minas Gerais. The farm was acquired in 2017 by Michel Nunes himself together with his father, Antônio, and it is run by the first generation in the family
The farm is at an average elevation of 1100 meters. The region, with mountainous topography, with an average annual rainfall of 1600 mm and an average temperature of 18.8°C, has a differentiated climate and soils favorable to the production of specialty coffees.
The property is located in the area which holds Mantiqueira de Minas Designation of Origin seal, which guarantees the source of the coffee, (www.mantiqueirademinas.org). Michel is also a member of the Cooperativa Regional dos Cafeicultores do Vale do Rio Verde Ltda – COCARIVE, (www.cocarive.com.br) which stores, prepares and commercializes the lots
Today Michel Nunes is 30, and together with his parents, is dedicated to growing coffee sustainably, preserving springs and native forests. His mother, Berenice, 52, is responsible for the post-harvest and his father, 51-year-old Antônio, is responsible for caring for the fields from the harvest to final processing. They work in a system of familial agriculture in this way and work hard to reap good fruits from their labors.
The processing of this lot é dry method (natural), of the Yellow Bourbon variety, with a quantity of 10 bags. The harvest was done when the cherries were well-ripened, by hand over cloths to avoid the beans touching the ground. On the same day it was picked, the coffee was taken to the patio where it was washed and spread in a greenhouse in thin layers to dry to the ideal humidity. After being pulped, the beans were separated into lots and deposited at COCARIVE’s warehouse in Carmo de Minas.
Since beginning of production, Sítio Santo Antônio has relied on guidance of agronomists from COCARIVE (Carmo de Minas Cooperative) and ASCARIVE (Vale do Rio Verde Coffee Grower Association), always following their instructions on crop management.
The lots are deposited in at COCARIVE’s warehouse, which has cutting-edge equipment to prepare and process the coffee lots.
The beans selected have their quality analyzed and certified by specialists in COCARIVE’s export department, which has a laboratory, graders and cuppers, to offer the market lots of extremely high quality.
|Farm Name||Sítio Santo Antônio|
|Farmer/Rep.||Michel Nunes da Silva|
|Size (30kg boxes)||18|
|Region||Mantiqueira de Minas|
|Auction||Cup of Excellence|
|Overall||Crisp finish, Juicy, Smooth, Sugarcane, Sweet & Sugary|
|Aroma/Flavor||Apple (4), Canesugar (2), Cream (2), Floral (2), Juicy (2), Lemon (2), Red Apple (2), Silky (2), Bala toff, Bittersweet Chocolate, Black Currant, Black Tea, Brown Spice, Brown Sugar, Cacao Nibs, Caramel, Cherry, Citrus Fruit, Coating, Cooled mellow, Dark fruits, Dried Fruit, Drying, Fresh, Fruity, Good complexity, Good Structure, Grape, Grapefruit, Green Tea, Hazelnut, Honey, Lemongrass, Less sweet, Lively, Mandarin Orange, Mild, Milk Chocolate, Molasses, Orange, Plum, Pomegranate, Raisin, Stone Fruit, Sweet, Sweet lime, White Grape|
|Acidity||Malic Acid (3), Lemon (2), Bright, Citric Acid, Grape, Tangerine|
|Coffee Growing Area||9.2 ha|
|Farm Size||9.2 ha|
|Auction Lot Size (lbs.)||1190.5|
|Auction Lot Size (kg)||540|