Granja São Francisco

Granja São Francisco
$18.00
Heavy bodied with dark chocolate and blackcurrant.
Brazil | Minas Gerais
Yellow Bourbon | Pulped Natural Process
Brazil | Minas Gerais
Yellow Bourbon | Pulped Natural Process
  • Combined with the natural conditions of the region, meticulous crop management, forward-thinking crop planning and post-harvest selection, the final result from Senhor Ceglia’s farm is an excellent quality, award-winning coffee.

  • The Yellow Bourbon beans are harvested by hand when perfectly ripe between July and September, and and prepared using the natural process.

  • A significant portion of the land is dedicated to native forest reserves and the local flora and fauna typical of the Serra da Mantiqueira region, in order to maintain a good ecological balance and provide a habitat for local birds and animals.

 
Granja São Francisco has been owned by the Ribeiro family since 1937. It was originally acquired by the grandfather of current owner, Otaviano Ribeiro Ceglia, who now runs the farm with his wife, Maria José Junqueira Ceglia, and their son Luis.

This coffee comes from the mountainous Mantiqueira de Minas region in the south of Minas Gerais state. This area’s consistently mild climate and rich soil create ideal conditions for producing high quality coffee. Granja São Francisco has been owned by the Ribeiro family since 1937. It was originally acquired by the grandfather of current owner, Otaviano Ribeiro Ceglia, who now runs the farm with his wife, Maria José Junqueira Ceglia, and their son Luis.

35 of the farm’s 378 hectares are planted out with coffee, which is grown 900-1,300 metres above sea level. At harvest time, the coffee cherries are hand picked when fully ripe. They are then carefully processed using the pulped natural method: the skin and fruit are removed and the sticky, parchment-covered beans are laid out to dry on cement patios and raked regularly to ensure they dry evenly and consistently.

The high quality of the Ribeiro family’s coffee has been recognised by local and international competition juries on many occasions. Their most recent accolades include winning fifth, sixth and eighth place in the Quality Coffees of Brazil contest, and twelfth place in the Cup of Excellence Natural Late Harvest competition.