Brazil - Nossa Senhora Do Carmo
Full sweetness, dark chocolate, amarene cherry
Variety: Yellow Catuai
Altitude: 1200 masl.
Jose Adriano came to the Mantiqueira mountains when he was very young. He stopped with school at the age of 11, to help his family and work on the potato plantations. After some years of hard work on different type of crops, he started working for Joao Batista Filho, a local coffee farmer. From there, through his dedicated work, Joao gave him the opportunity to share some of the lands and produce coffee as equal partners. From that moment he continued his path to improve his practices, and since 2010 he has been producing specialty coffee. Last year Jose Adriano bought his first piece of land, at 1.400 m.a.s.l., a special and amazing terroir. He cares a lot about the cup quality, and getting better each year!