We’ve been working with Sitio Cachoeirinha for about three years now and they are one of our favourite Brazilian farms.
Sitio Cachoeirinha is a farm that sits within the Mantiqueira Mountains, an area with coffees and producers with great potential. Brothers Fabio Andriel and Cleber Tiago Silva run the farm together with their wives. The two brothers were born on the farm, and taught about growing coffee by their grandfather, five years ago they began working to produce specialty coffee
We’ve been working with Sitio Cachoeirinha for about three years now
and they are one of our favourite Brazilian farms. It bucks the trend of what people assume coffee from Brazil is. Sometimes people see Brazilian coffees as run of the mill and they’re often used as filler in a blend. Cachoeirinha coffees are certainly far from run of the mill. Partly through good processing but also through good farming practices. Coffees with intense fruit character and clarity, almost reminiscent of coffees from higher altitude american countries but even reminiscent of coffees from East Africa. The coffees retain the backbone of Brazilian coffees.
Sitio Cachoeirinha was founded in 2008 but has only been producing specialty coffee for 5 years . The coffees are improving year on year, are already scoring as high as 89 points and we really feel the potential is endless. The farm is 15 hectares and a full ten hectares of that is used for growing coffee which allows us to buy good volume from them. In those ten hectares they have around 20000 trees, 5000 red catuai and the rest a mix of red and yellow catuai. They largely pick mechanically but younger, smaller trees are picked by hand. These kinds of relationships are exciting for us to build as these are producers we can grow with.