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Notes: Strawberry Milk / Marshmallow / Hibiscus
Origin: Brazil (Minas Gerais State)
Process: Anaerobic Natural
Varietals: Yellow Catuai, Acaia, Acaua, Yellow Catucai, Mundo Novo
Producers: Antonio Wander Garcia
This coffee is from Vale Do Sol, a farm that belongs to Antonio Wander Garcia. However, it is his wife who has been experimenting with processing to create this unique coffee.
This coffee is manually and selectively picked, the cherry is fermented anaerobically for 86 hours, then dried for 10 days on raised beds and then 15 days in the drying box. The drying box is where warm air is driven up through the cherry to be able to maintain a stable drying temperature throughout the drying period.
We found rose, strawberry, and great sweetness in this coffee.
The family Garcia coffee all started with Antonio Wander Garcia’s grandfather Alexandre Garcia Capelo, who was a small coffee producer. Antonio Wander Garcia, is an agricultural engineer and researcher in coffee fertility and coffee nutrition, following in the footsteps of his father, he became a producer who dedicated his life to build his knowledge and produce coffee. Antonio and his wife Elenir own the farm Vale do Sol.
In sticking with family tradition, Antonio is now helped by his son André Luiz Alvarenga Garcia. André is also an agricultural engineer, a researcher specialized in pruning and producing. So theirs is a rich history and tradition of producing coffee throughout the family.
The family is focused on improving the living conditions of all workers and their families. Over time, the green areas were expanded, with insulation and planting trees along the springs. They have adapted practices to include changes such as the use of organic matter to revitalize the coffee plantation, reducing the use of agrochemicals and constant testing of new crops with resistance to rust, drought and nematodes is followed up on.