Brazil, Familia Santana


This coffee was produced by Jose Santana on his small 4-hectare farm located at 1,350m above sea level in the micro- region of Gerais, near in Piatã, a privileged coffee growing region in Bahia’s Chapada Diamantina region. Chapada Diamantina translates to ”Diamond Plateau” in Portuguese, and for 100 years this area was mined for the gemstones embedded in its cliffs. Today the region is famous for its specialty coffee.


Jose has 4 hectares of Red and Yellow Catuaí variety trees growing on his farm. He works on the farm with his son Fabrico and wife, Magali and employs 15 seasonal workers during the harvest, which runs from June until September. In addition to coffee, the family also grow mangos and beans to supplement their income.


Piatã is a very unique and distinct coffee growing region in Brazil. Coffee grows at elevations of up to 1,400 meters above sea level, which is very high for Brazil. In winter, the temperature ranges from 2°C to 18°C, and these factors, combined with the area’s rich soil and growing conditions, present favourable conditions for the production of high-quality coffee with a cup profile that is very bright, transparent, and distinctive.


These coffees are extremely limited, and production is relatively small, given the small scale of the farms in this part of Brazil.


All this information on the producer has kindly been shared to us through our awesome import partners Melbounre Coffee Merchants. Thanks for helping us share the story behind the coffee and providing images to further colour the work of this beautiful coffee from the Santana Family.


Carefully sourced and roasted by Sow Coffee Project in Port Melbourne, Australia.

Brazil, Familia Santana (Pulped Natural)

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