Brazil Sitio Colina (Dark)
Marco Angelo Scalco was born in the rural area of Poco Fundo, Brazil and has been growing coffee for 15 years with the help of his wife, Ana, and brother, Paulo. Mr. Scalo, a third generation coffee producer, inherited his farm from his father when he retired in 2012 after 50 years of producing coffee. Mr. Scalco believes that although his overall production might be smaller than some, the quality of his coffee more than makes up for it. "If your production is limited, you better have higher quality in order to keep up with high production costs and give a decent life to your family" he says. Sitio Colinais located in Cachoerinha, just outside of Poco Fundo, where the community coordinates harvest schedules so they can help each other avoid expensive labor costs. Their model of sharing machinery, warehousing, and other resources is an inspiration to other communities nearby.
Origin: Poco Fundo, Brazil
Altitude: 1100 masl
Varietals: Yellow Catuai, Red Catuai
Drying: Sun Dried on Paved Patios
Tasting notes: Pipe Tobacco, Dark Chocolate, Peat Smoke
Net weight: 12oz / 340g