Fazenda Santa Lucia producer Hélcio Carneiro Pinto has been working in coffee since he was 15 years old, helping his mother produce and process crops. In 1976, Hélcio married Glycia Pereira Carneiro and began to manage Santa Lucia. In the 1990s, Hélcio was one of the founders of Aprocam, a group of pioneers that began a movement for the pursuit of quality coffee in the region of Carmo de Minas. Aprocam introduced the idea of processing pulped naturals on Carmo de Minas and Hélcio was the first producer to get the machines for this process. Since that development at Santa Lucia, Hélcio has worked with universities and scientists, and he has taken trips to other coffee-producing countries to further his knowledge of the production of specialty coffee.
This Yellow Bourbon lot is harvested between May & August at 1200m, processed using anaerobic fermentation, and then sun-dried.
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