The natural conditions of the region, the correct management of crops, crop planning, and great post-harvest practices result in excellent taste and quality of this classical Brazilian coffee that is appreciated worldwide.
Why is this coffee special?
The Andrade family history began in 1901, with their ancestors at Capim Branco Farm, in Carmo do Paranaíba, High Cerrado, state of Minas Gerais. With the aim to produce high-quality coffees, the new generation of the Andrade family established their farms in this region during the ’70s. This region has an altitude between 1.100 and 1.200 meters, which provides ideal conditions for growing coffee due to its perfect balance of wet and dry seasons.
In the early '90s, with the need for expansion of coffee production, quality, and volume improvement, the brothers acquired São Silvestre farm in Serra do Salitre, state of Minas Gerais, this farm produces high-quality coffees because of its climate and altitude between 1.100 and 1.200 meters.
Combined with the natural conditions of the region, the correct management of crops, crop planning, and post-harvest with selection criteria of cherries, grains, and natural drying, the results are excellent quality, award-winning beans, appreciated worldwide.
The volcanic soils are perfect for growing Yellow Icatu, Yellow Catuaí, and Red Catuai varietals, which thrive here and account for the majority of the farm’s yield. This is where Brazil’s best natural coffee beans are produced.
In 1991 through the initiative of twelve producers, who envisioned the opportunities that investing in the quality of the coffee would bring, they founded the BSCA ( Brazil Specialty Coffee Association) that supports all small coffee producers in the region, not only that, it also helps producers improve quality, which improves sustainability. Helping producers to reach out to the importers worldwide, with eco-friendly coffee is another activity that BSCA performs. We are proud to say that we are founders of the BSCA.
Sao Silvestre Farm
The surroundings are amazing, the local scenery is a place where you can stand and have your head cleared for an instant. You can admire the landscape and the extent of the plantations, it is really beautiful.
The soil, the fresh air, the climate – it produces the coffee that we all like so much. But nothing would be possible if we didn’t work as a team, we are a family of coffee producers, and we have selected our team to make sure that they would put as much effort into it as we do.
So when nature and the team come together we have an incredible place that not only produces socially and environmentally responsible specialty coffees, but that adds members to our family, making the farm a welcoming home to everyone.