- Origin: Brazil
- Region: Piraju
- Farms: 60% Fazenda California, 40% São Jerônimo da Serra
- Crop: 2022
- Altitude: 450-1200m
- Variety: mainly Red and Yellow Bourbon, Red and Yellow Catuai
- Processing: Pulped Natural
Note from our supplier This Side Up:
Our Relationships line has four supply lines, that derive from the four unique relationships we have with our partners from Capricornio: Fazenda California, Fazenda Fronteira, Mulheres do Café Matão, and the group of smallholder farmers of São Jerônimo da Serra. We offer three Relationships lines, this is the Timbó, blended for its chocolate thick sweetness.
Honestly, Brazil had never been on our minds as a potential origin for This Side Up. We didn’t think our mission of helping smallholders market their coffees would fit in such an established coffee industry. However, Luiz Saldanha and his partners captured our imagination. They established Capricornio to breathe new life in five regions in the southern states of Paraná and São Paolo, which until the 1960s, were one of the country’s most vibrant coffee producing regions. Due to terrible frosts and the rise of the major coffee regions up north, its production stagnated, leading many coffee farmers to move north, leaving their farms underdeveloped. Now, due to climate change, these regions have become attractive to farmers again, but hardly anyone saw specialty potential.
That is until Capricornio found 20 passionate farmers and started the Four Seasons project: they helped them turn their farms into modern, ecologically sustainable farms and process their coffees to the highest standards. Now, they have started to show what these coffee regions have to offer the specialty coffee world. Because of its uniquely low latitude (around the tropic of Capricorn at 23ºS), coffee here endures more stress while developing. This leads to large, slowly ripened cherries with surprisingly complex cup profiles, similar to what happens at higher altitudes. We were impressed not only by the coffee’s cup quality, but by the company’s achievements in processing and creating coffees in close cooperation with specialty roasters and experts (such as Aida Battle) worldwide.
This connection to the roaster’s world meant there was an immediate click with This Side Up, and since 2017, we’ve been proud to promote Capricornio in the European market.
Our coffee comes in craft paper bags which contain a plastic liner on the inside to guarantee freshness of our coffee. Please dispose properly at your local plastic trash container. The Village Coffee is roasted fresh every week, and best consumed within four weeks after roast date. Store your coffee in a dry, dark and cool place, avoid the fridge.