The Força Café Competition is a singular opportunity for smallholder farmers in Brazil to show off their best coffees. With the contest now in its eighth year, many of these producers have spent seven years focusing on coffee quality improvements alongside agronomists from the nonprofit Hanns R. Neumann Stiftung Foundation (HRNS) do Brazil.
Rafael Bastos SIlva is a third-generation owner of Sítio Bastos. Founded in 1963, the family has been diligently improving inputs, practices, varietals, and the quality of this coffee. With cultivars like Yellow Bourbon, Red Mundo Novo, and Red Catuai, each harvest bring bountiful flavors, enhanced by the long and delicate natural process post-harvest. All the coffee is carefully hand-picked – a rarity in Brazil – so only the ripest beans are harvested.
We get balanced notes of chocolate, lemon drop, and full cream in the cup.