SANTUARIO SUL - BRAZIL
From the legendary land of coffee and one of the richest soil in the world, we are presenting you this amazing Starmaya from Fazenda Santuário Sul in Brazil.
FARM: Fazenda Santuário Sul
PROCESSING: Natural Fermented
ALTITUDE: 1,300 meters above sea level
PRODUCER: Luiz Paulo Dias Pereira
REGION: Carmo de Minas
TASTING NOTES: Starfruit, Blackcurrant, Dark Chocolate
Fazenda Santuário Sul was founded in 2015 by Luiz Paulo Diaz Pereira. This project pretend to bring a global perspective to Minas Gerais, exploring new profiles of traditional Brazilian coffees and experimenting with more than 30 exotic varietals like this Gesha lot.
Through innovative cultivation practices and processes, the farm has settled ahead the market trends, achieving a brilliant record in the Brazilian Cup of Excellent awards.
Starmaya is really a unique coffee variety, the progeny of two parents: Marsellesa and CIR-SM01. Marsellesa (a Sarchimor line) was chosen for its resistance to coffee leaf rust and its organoleptic qualities. The CIR-SM01 was chosen as it doesn’t produce pollen. Planting them together ensures that the only pollen produced is coming from Marsellesa and, therefore this will fertilize also CIR-SM01 plants. This fantastic natural cross-pollination was the creation of the new Starmaya variety.