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2021 Cup of Excellence Lot #13: Sitio Matinha

In the heart of Minas Gerais, a pristine coffee-producing state of Brazil, there are vast stretches of grassy hills and rugged mountains, with warm temperatures and gentle precipitation – the ideal climate for coffee production. Here, there is the protected Serra do Brigadeiro state park, which is the home of Sítio Matinha, the farm where this coffee was grown.

With a beautiful view of waterfalls and the Minas mountains, Sítio Matinha shines brightly amongst the amazing coffee producers of Minas. In 1967, the area of land was acquired by Mr. Edio Anacleto Miranda. The land was filled with weeds and no pasture but contained much potential.

  • Farm Sitio Matinha
  • Varietal Yellow Catuai
  • Process Pulped Natural
  • Altitude 1,250 meters above sea level
  • Town / City Araponga
  • Region Minas Gerais
  • Owner Edson Junior De Miranda
  • Tasting Notes Orange blossom, golden raisin, strawberry
  • Farm Size 20 hectares
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2021 Cup of Excellence Lot #13: Sitio Matinha

The farm has since been developed and passed down to Edio’s son, Edson, and has become the home for the Miranda family. It was only within the last couple of decades that the quality of the coffee grown here was discovered with the acquisition of a coffee processing machine. This then led to the success at many competitions, where the quality was recognized.

Currently, the farm is owned and run by Edson Junior De Miranda with the help of his family and hired help during the harvest. The processing alone is conducted solely by the family, revealing the true dedication to quality.

About Brazil

Coffee was introduced to the country back in the early 18th century, which rapidly spread throughout Brazil, making it the leading producer of coffee worldwide.

Additionally, Brazil is the only country to utilize mechanized harvesting tools to assist with the extensive coffee fields. The flat topography of the country allows for the ease of machines to slowly comb through the coffee trees and remove ripe cherries. Advanced agricultural technology has allowed for the even harvesting of cherries and prevents uneven harvesting.

Today, the well-known coffee producing regions are Espirito Santo, São Paulo, Minas Gerais, and Bahia.