Nascentes Women - Brazil
- Farm(ers): 101 women growers
- Region: Campo das Vertentes, Brazil
- Varietal(s): Catuaí, Catucaí, Topázio
- Processing: Natural
- Altitude: 900-1200 masl
- Tasting Notes: Cranberry, Dark Chocolate, Honeycomb
Why Do We Love This Coffee?
Women united are as powerful as the confluence of waters!
The Nascentes Project is an initiative of Sancoffee to offer the women coffee growers of Campo das Vertentes the power to thrive from their craft. After consulting women from many grower associations in Brazil, a program was tailor-made to provide workshops, facilitate the exchange of information, and increase lot quality (which in turn is rewarded with above-market prices). The Nascentes Women have produced a beautiful coffee, and their efforts will be realized each time it flows from cup to cup.
Why Do We Work With This Producer?
Sancoffee is a collective of coffee growers deeply rooted in Campos das Vertentes, in the heart of Minas Gerais state. They believe in empowering farmers, to enable higher quality and consistency of their coffee, and keep their focus on sustainability and fostering lasting relationships with members of the cooperative and beyond.
Newly christened with a geographical indication in Brazil, Campos das Vertentes (meaning “watershed fields”) is reputed for its abundance of water, fertile soils, and a rich agricultural tradition, specifically with coffee growing. This micro-climate is perfectly suited for growing excellent coffee, and production in the area can be traced as far back as 1860.
Sancoffee began with Fazenda Samambaia, a farm run since 1993 by Henrique Dias Cambraia. In 2000, Cambraia founded the collective with other producers in Campos das Vertnetes to promote higher quality and emerge as a force in specialty coffee. Since the beginning, Fazenda Samambaia and its partners have led the way with innovative farming and post-harvest practices, and haven’t shied away from experimentation, be it with new varieties, or in processing methods.
This collective produces some of the best coffees we can find in Brazil, and it’s a privilege to be able to partner with them.
Roasting Technical Notes
- Length of Roast - 10:58
- Drying Stage Percentage - 40.43% 4:26
- Maillard Stage Percentage - 33.43% 3:40
- Development Stage Percentage - 26.14% 2:52
- Color Readings (Agtron Gourmet scale)
- Interior - 70
- Exterior - 84
- Spread - 16