Sitio Gourita - Brazil - Natural - Espresso
Smooth, rich, cacao profile. Mr. Edison Ferreira Cardoso promotes agroforesty at his farm.
Tastes like: Cacao, cashew, red berries
Sitio Gourita is located in the Nova Resende region of Sul de Minas, Brazil and the farm is owned by Mr. Edison Ferreira Cardoso. Edison began his story in the coffee culture at an early age, when he started working for a large farm in Nova Resende. Edison’s father, José Ferreira Cardoso, had already tried twice to start a coffee production on the family's property, but he was not successful. The crops of 1979 and 1981 were severely impacted by the prevalent frost, and Jose decided to stop the coffee production and only focus on the dairy cattle as his primary activity. After Edison became interested in coffee farming, in 1986 he convinced his father to give coffee a second chance. This is when he started work at Sitio Gourita and ever since there has been no looking back.
Nowadays, Edison and his wife Kerli are the ones managing the Sítio Gourita. Kerli, takes on significant responsibilities in farm operations and is specifically responsible for post-harvest processing and quality improvement measures. The couple has shared their knowledge with their children, Edison Junior and Maria Eduarda, who already follow their parent's work, aiming to keep the passion for coffee culture alive.
Mr. Edison Ferreira Cardoso, from Fazena Sitio Gourita.
The coffee is grown in the Sul de Minas region of Brazil.
This coffee scores at 85 points.
1100 meters, these high altitudes encourage sweetness in the profile
Red Catuai is present in this specific lot.
This coffee is naturally processed.
Edison also focuses on sustainable practices by reusing production waste and manure to improve the quality of the soil and plants in his farm.
He preserves the biodiversity at the farm by maintaining the local flora and further planting various new trees to improve the biodiversity balance. During the harvesting season, Edison gets help from a few part-time employees from the region to help him during this period of the year, but during the rest of the year, the family is solely responsible for taking care of Sitio Gourita.
Even though Edison and Keri are highly passionate about improving the quality of his coffee, over the years, their farm has been vulnerable to the impacts of climate change, including changes in temperature and precipitation patterns, and more frequent extreme weather events such as drought and flooding.
These changes have had a range of impacts on his specialty coffee production such as reduced crop, spread of diseases and pests and consistency of taste profile. Edison and Keri have tried their best to counter these challenges by improving / standardising pre and post harvest processing methods and improving the infrastructure at his farm.