Santa Lucia - Brazil

  • Santa Lucia - Brazil
NZ$ 16.00
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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.

This coffee comes to us from Opal Coffee, one of their Palo Alto Reserve offerings.

So, what is Palo Alto Reserve?

Opal Coffee have formed relationships with producers and cooperatives who have reliable supplies and are quality-focused to be part of their Palo Alto Reserve range. These regional lots have a minimum cup score of 83 points and provide year-to-year supply, enabling relationships from grower to roaster. 

Opal’s Palo Alto programme promotes sustainable farming practices, pays farmers fairly, and helps to fund ongoing social initiatives, including acknowledgement and support of women who tirelessly undertake vital roles such as sorting and drying work in the coffee industry.


Country: Brazil

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.

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