Fernando Lima is very proud of his Sitio Bocaina. His father, Antonio, produced coffee for over 40 years and Fernando is taking over with a different approach – quality first. “If your production is limited you better have higher quality in order to keep up with high production costs and give a decent life to your family,” says Fernando. Sitio Bocaina is located in a community called Serra da Bocaina, municipality of Poco Fundo, in the state of Minas Gerais, Brazil.
In the cup, you can expect a remarkable — almost shocking — level of complexity and sweetness. Our first whiff of the dry fragrance on this coffee was met with wide-eyed incredulity because of the massive burst of berries on the nose. “Fruits of the Forest” came to our Founder’s mind because of his years spent seeing various products featuring a mixture of beautifully ripe mixed berries in the British Isles.
This is easily one of the finest Brazilian coffees we have come across in our combined decades of experience in specialty coffee. This is a lot that will likely change your understanding of what Brazilian coffees can be.
Elevation: 1,200 Meters Above Sea Level (MASL)
Arabica Varieties: Yellow Catuai, Red Catuai
Milling Process: Natural (or Dry)
Harvest Start Month: June
Harvest End Month: September
Flavor Notes: Fruits of the Forest, Sweet & Remarkable