Farm: Sitio Serra e Leite
Varietal: Heirloom(Local Landraces & JARC74 selections)
Processing: Fully washed& dried on raisedbeds
Altitude: 1,150 metres above sea level
Owner: Luiz Zanetti
Town / City: Poços de Caldas
Region: Minas Gerais
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Sitio Serra e Leite is located in the famous coffee growing region of Poços de Caldas, renowned for the high quality if its volcanic soil. Luiz Zanetti works the relatively small farm (for this area) using traditional methods rather than employing the mechanised methods more common across the region. Luiz is more than a coffee farmer; he is the funniest gentleman growing coffee and looking for quality in his region, and anyone who meets him won’t be able to help being charmed by his personality and commitment to growing high quality coffee.
Poços de Caldas city, in the South of Minas Gerais State (and only 3 hours away from São Paulo), one of the only volcanic soil regions in Brazil and means, literally, 'hot springs'. It is, indeed, a place of many sulphur water springs, but it is also widely recognized for its altitude and micro climate, which is great for coffee growing.
Mr. Zanetti was raised on a coffee farm and his entire life has been embedded in coffee production. Luiz is one of the most focused producers of this Serra do Selado micro-region and is making great headway in seeking high-quality lots.