Producer: Argeu & Aristeu Possimoser Location: Espírito Santo Landed: November 2022 Altitude: 900 - 950 masl Varietal: Red & Yellow Catuai Process: Pulped Natural Flavour profile: Golden raisin, chocolate biscuit and creamy Category: Chocolatey & Smooth
We are very happy to continue this relationship and bring this delicious lot in for the second year running. Aristeu and Argeu have two farms in Espirito Santo, both that have been in coffee production for a long time. When many of their neighbours cut down their coffee trees to move into poulty production, the brothers stayed dedicated to coffee production. Aristeu has been particularly blessed that even in years of drought, the seven wells on his property have never run dry. Both bothers have won awards in local quality competitions and use their own pulpers and covered drying areas to ensure that the coffee is processed well and dried as best as possible.
The farms together produce around 400 bags of coffee per year and are intercropped with banana trees to provide shade and windbreakers for the coffee trees.
Stuart from Osito recently visited the family and sent us a little update from them: "So you know, the family actual use a special depulper that I’ve never seen before and is designed and built locally in Espirito Santo. They have a lot of tall, 2.5m high, trees in their property and they stump their trees evert 5-6 years to improve production. When I visited last week their production was around 50% complete but they, like many other producers, are struggling to find the labour. Some family member who have a farm further north actually travelled down the evening we visited to help them pick. Due to the lack of pickers they may end up leaving around 20% of all their coffee on the trees – really a sad story that I saw repeated everywhere we went."