Profile: Peach, Plum, Cashew, Floral
Producer: José Leandro Romão
Process: Pulped Natural
Variety: Red Catuai
Region: Espirito Santo
Sitio Bela Vista was purchased by José Leandro Romão in 1996, to help promote the family businesses. This started a new chapter in José's life, blossoming an interest in specialty coffee. He was one of the first producers in the region of Espirito Santo to invest in increasing the quality of his coffee, focusing on soil health and intercropping. After placing first in a regional coffee quality contest in 2002, his focus to innovate and achieve better results was spurred further. The 20 hectare farm, planted mostly with Red and Yellow Catuai, is family run, with José's children beginning to take over his mantle.