CRISTIANO ARRUDA - BRAZIL
This category showcases balanced, medium complex coffees from well known and popular origins. In the cup, you will find pleasent acidities balanced out with sweet aftertaste and a silky body.
REGION MINAS GERAIS
FARM SITIO PEDRA DOURADA
PROC. METHOD NATURAL
Sitio Pedra Dourada is owned by Cristiano Arruda, and is a 20-hectare farm with 8 hectares planted with Catuai coffee plants, Red and Yellow, as well as some Catucai. The cherries are picked ripe by the Arruda family and dried on concrete patios for Naturla process, the only coffee Sitio Pedra Dourada produces. Cristiano's grandfather oversees the raking of the coffee on the patios; Cristiano's parents both help in the field during the harvest time as well as in planting and processing. Sitio Pedra Dourada is truly a family operation. "We love what we do, which is why we do it with passion," Cristiano says.
Careful attention is paid to the overal health of the farm, including the soil: Regular analysis of soil and leaf matter is done to determine the proper mixture of organomineral fertilizer to be applied to the plants.