Farm: Sitio Shekina
Producer: Salvio Marcos Lodi
Micro Region: Sul de Minas
Variety: Mundo Novo
Processing: Anaerobic pulp natural
We are happy to bring you another gem from Brazil for 2021! This coffee is coming by way os Salvio Marocs Lodi in the Sul de Minas region. Salvio’s story start’s with his grandfather who originally had a very small cattle farm, managing around 10 Holstein cows over 60 years ago. What he realised quickly was that cow’s take a lot of attention and work so, he moved into coffee production. At first his plot was about 280 square meters but not long after he had expanding the coffee plantation to 4 hectares.
Salvio’s father gifted him 2600 coffee tree’s as he grew into a young man and when, sadly his father passed away, he took over the entire operation in 2012. Since then Salvio has been driven by continual improvement and organic farming as well as focussing on new technologies and reinvestment to take his crops to the next level. His primary lot’s are dried on suspended raised beds now and he’s working with EMATER’s Certifica to improve his farming practises and overcome the agroindustrial style of farming that is expected of a lot of Brazilian farms in his region.
This coffee is the first Mondo Novo variety we’ve ever stocked and it’s an absolute eye waterer. When we first had it on the cupping table it was without a doubt a cup of Oreo cookies and we had to commend Salvio on his work.
Fudge, Oreo and pouring cream are what you’re going to taste in the cup!