Region: Sul de Minas
Area: Campos das Vertentes
State: Minas Gerais
City: Santo Antonio do Amparo
Owner: Pedro Gabarra
Elevation: 1140 m.
Variety: Yellow Catuai
In the cup: Deep notes of dark chocolate and caramel sweetness. Red fruit acidity.
Santo Antonio & Pinhal are run by the farmers, who take care of all stages during the crop. It is not uncommon to find Pedro picking up the cherries during the harvesting time. Each farm maintains more than 40% of the total area for reforestation / legal reserve, showing the respect they have for the environment and the cultural history of their land.
“What is essential to us is the human relationship, mutual respect, and also respect for the nature, and most of all, our passion for coffee. For me and for my family, coffee was never only coffee, for me coffee is the same as passion, coffee is life, coffee is movement.”
They currently have 5 different and permanent projects that aim to create environmental awareness, a better relationship between the workers’ families and a hope for a better future for the generations to come.
(Info courtesy of Minas Hill Coffee)