St Ali Coffee – SINGLE ORIGIN BRAZIL MANTIQUEIRA
Dried Apple + Hazelnut
REGION: Sul de Minas
CULTIVAR: Yellow Catuai
This coffee is produced in the region of Mantiqueira de Minas, located on the Minas Gerais side of the Serra da Mantiqueira, in the south of the state of Minas Gerais. Produced by small lot holders, this area has been producing coffee for over 100 years. There are 25 municipalities in the region, with over 9,200 producers—89% of whom are small lot producers.
The area has a worldwide reputation for producing high-quality coffees, with the region acknowledged as a Protected Geographical Indication (Indication of Origin) in 2011 in recognition of this quality and the regions long tradition of coffee production. Indication of Origin aims to demonstrate and guarantee any products made with this label are part of the territory’s culture, produced in the area authentically and sustainably, and follow specific standards and rules to protect the identity of the regional heritage. For a coffee region, this is an essential signifier of quality. Naturally processed, this coffee has an elegant and refined flavour, full of dried apple and hazelnut.