Region: Mantiqueira de Minas (DOC)
State: Minas Gerais
City: Sao Gonsalo do Sapucai
Owner: Sergio Borges
Elevation: 1,330 m.
Varietal: Yellow Catuai
Body: Medium to High
Acidity: Red Fruits
After Taste: Prolonged
In the cup: Fruity coffee, on a chocolate and hazelnuts base. Delicate and smooth. Notes of red fruits and melons. Prolonged aftertaste.
Sitio Aparecida is a member of APAS – The Association of Producers from Alto da Serra. The Quality, traceability, good agricultural practices, social and environmental responsibility, and food safety are the main pilars of APAS. Therefore, their members are all certified by Certifica Minas Cafe and Fair Trade. In 2013, in the 14th Cup of Excellence Early Harvest, 3 coffees from APAS were amongst the 58 best coffees of Brazil, a massive achievement considering it was the first time the producers started to process naturals and it represents only 5% of all coffees from APAS.
The coffees produced at Mantiqueira de Minas, especially the natural processed ones, have been standing out with excellent scores above 80 on the SCAA scale. All this success makes more and more producers seek for improvements on quality. association was founded in 1996 by a group of small farmers, aiming to improve their production conditions and quality. From this union, and by being able to join local competitions, they were could then discover how special and unique their
coffees are. The association has now 34 members and is located in the south of Minas Gerais, in altitudes between 1,000m and 1,400m above sea level.