Fazenda Santa Helena is located in Carmo de Minas, in the south of Minas Gerais, in the Serra da Mantiqueira region. It has an altitude of 950 to 1,300 masl. Amazing soil quality and exceptional climate for the production of specialty coffees. Not to mention the farms well kept natural surroundings being totally preserved to deliver breathtaking landscapes for visitors. The family is in the fourth generation of coffee producers, Ernane and his sister Eleny manage the farm. The farm is not mechanized, so all crop management is done by hand. This ends up generating a higher cost in production, but shows through in the high quality they produce because of the extra care that has been taken during all stages or production.
Developed in Brazil, Catucai is an Arabica-Robusta hybrid variety that results from a cross between Catuai and Icatu. Depending on the variety of its parental Catuai (Red Catuai or Yellow Catuai), Catucai can exist in yellow or red forms.
Catucai is well-known for its high yielding characteristics and vigorous growth. Both red and yellow Catucai have a small stature, but red Catucai trees are slightly taller than yellow Catucai trees. While both types are resistant to leaf rust disease, red Catucai is adaptable to moderate water deficit.
|notes||hazelnut, chocolate, caramel|
|profile||full body, smooth, long finish|
|region||Carmo de Minas, Serra da Mantiqueira|
|farm||Fazenda Santa Helena|
|producer||Fazenda Santa Helena|
|importer||West Coast Coffee Traders|
Weekly ordering deadline is Tuesday at 9am. Orders placed before this time are roasted, packaged and shipped by Wednesday. All orders received after this time are subject to shipping the following week depending on overflow.
Our current shipping rates are as follows:
Local Delivery Rates within 2km
$5.00 for orders between $0-$20
$2.50 for orders between $20-$40
FREE for orders over $40
Canadian Shipping (with tracking)
Standard rates for orders between $0-$36
$10 for orders between $36-$65
FREE for orders over $65
US Shipping (with tracking)
Standard rates for orders between $0-$100
FREE for orders over $100
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