Sao Joaquim - Yellow Catuai
Regular price 17.00
Region: Carmo De Minas, Minas Gerais
Variety: Yellow Catuai
Apricot, Vanilla, Honeydew
This is the second harvest we are offering coffee from Sao Joaquim.
Jesimar Sandi is a passionate farmer, his farm sits on one of the best terroirs in his region.
On our visit to Minas Gerais in 2020 our director of coffee Rummy Keshet met Jesimar Sandi
and the two maintained a lasting friendly relationship with a shared love for high quality coffee.
Jesimar Sandi owns and runs Sitio São Joaquim, a 67-hectare farm he inherited from his grandfather and father before him.
The first seedlings were planted on Sitio São Joaquim in 1953,
and coffee has been a big part of the family business since then;
it is their primary source of income and has allowed Jesimar's children to pursue their education and maintain a good standard of living.
After Jesimar lost a son to an accident, he almost lost his love for farming and considered stepping away from Sitio São Joaquim.
Instead, he refocused his energy and decided to devote himself to high-quality coffee.
As a result, he was encouraged to send his coffee to the Cup of Excellence competition in 2012,
and to his own surprise he took first place, with an incredible score of 92 points.