Brazil, Cocho Velho
This coffee is the #7 auction lot purchased, in person, at the 2107 Best Cup Carmo event. Sitio Cocho Velho is a small farm of about 30 hectares, with 15 planted in coffee. Owner Silvanei de Souza was born into a coffee growing family and has been involved in coffee growing since he was 7 years old. He lives at Sitio Cocho Vehlo, and he is joined by his wife and daughter to tend to the trees, as well as ameeiro or a farm manager, and seasonal workers during the harvest. The harvest is partially mechanized and meticulously sorted at one of Carmo Coffees' beneficios.