Helcio began working in coffee at age 15, helping his Mum on her farm Santa Lucia. At that time, there were no concerns about the quality of coffee, as it would not be until the 90's Specialty Coffees started to evolve.
Lacking knowledge of this emerging segment of the coffee industry, Helcio and other local producers founded Aprocam – Association of Coffee Producers from the Mantiqueira Region. Their goal was to work closely with scientists and coffee experts to produce quality beans on a large scale.
Through his year-on-year commitment to improvement, his name and that of his farm, Santa Lucia are known in crucial markets.
Region: Carmo De Minas
Producer: Helcio Carneiro Pinto
Process: Natural, Pulped Natural
Variety: Yellow Bourbon
Altitude: 900-1250 M.A.S.L
Tasting notes: Malt Biscuit, Black Forest
Recommended for Espresso, Plunger and Filter brewing
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Recipe: Espresso: 20g dose, 45g yield in 30 seconds.
We find Santa Lucia tastes great from 10 days after roast.