Sítio Santo Antônio

Aloízio de Lellis Maciel and Guilherme Rodrigues

Mantiqueira de Minas

1 460 meters


Flor de Jasmim


Farm story:

Aloízio and Guilherme produce varietals of Red Acaiá, Mundo Novo, Red, and Yellow Catuaí. The Yellow Catuaí is the coffee we call Flor de Jasmin. It has a very complex profile due to the high altitude where it grows: 1.460 meters, and all the special care Aloizio and his partner Guilherme give to their farm.

When we met these friendly farmers in July 2021, they told us, to our surprise, that we purchased their coffee at its first birth. It was planted in 2017 and in 2020 it was harvested for the first time and sent to us. The photos are precise of the plantation of Flor de Jasmin – Yellow Catuaí. As you can see in the photos, trees look very healthy, beautiful, and well cared for in their second crop. We got their whole production of 2021. And in this second birth of this plantation results were even better than the first one. Sítio Santo Antônio was not affected by the frosts of 2021, due to the altitude, as frosts usually burn trees at very low levels. Their region is called “Mantiqueira de Minas” which is officially recognized in Brazil as a region of high-quality coffees.

Mantiqueira de Minas region:

This region is in the state of Minas Gerais. It has a terroir favorable to the production of specialty coffee, due to altitudes between 900 and 1 500 meters, the climate, and very fertile soil. There are 25 municipalities, and 8,095 producers, of which 82% are small, 57,000 cultivated hectares, produce 1,370,000 bags (60 kg) every year.